Social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended
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The current pandemic is disrupting daily routines around the world.
It is exactly during times of social uncertainty and anxiety, when we need sleep the most, that it is most disrupted.
We need sleep for maintaining the immunological function, which is key to preventing and recovering from infectious diseases (like the one created by the new virus).
In this period of social distancing, we should focus on improving our sleep.
Many of us can now sleep in and organize lives in ways that suit our biological ticker.
This may be an unprecedented opportunity to embrace a basic human need to switch off on a regular basis, helping human bodies fight the wars only those bodies know how.
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