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    Most of the country is about five months into shelter-in-place lockdown and the toll is beginning to show both physically and mentally. While the lack of social interactions and the closing of the economy are all huge hits to our psyche, one of the harshest realities is the drastically reduced access to our normal outlets. Most restaurants are closed to indoor dining. Many cities have closed parks, beaches, and even hiking trails. Travel is limited. And there are a great many of us that still find ourselves working from home. These factors all add up to a loaded, fatigued, and frayed mental psyche, which has resulted in an uptick in complaints and cases of trouble sleeping and even...
    Getting the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise five days a week will help you stay fit which may have a positive effect on sleep quality. Regular exercise can reduce the risk of depression, of which insomnia can be a common symptom. Physical activity has been shown to increase the length of slow-wave sleep, which is potentially the most important phase of sleep for maintaining a healthy metabolism.  This article was medically reviewed by Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Looking for a deeper sleep at night? You might just need to move more during the day. Sleep specialists agree that regular physical activity is one...
    While alcohol can help you sleep temporarily, it does not lead to better quality sleep.  In fact, alcohol can negatively impact your sleep quality throughout the night, leading to less restful and restorative sleep.  Alcohol is not an effective treatment for sleep troubles and should not be used to help you fall asleep.  This article was medically reviewed by Raj Dasgupta, MD, an associate professor of clinical medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC.  Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Yes, alcohol can make you drowsy and help you fall asleep, but overall, it results in poorer sleep quality throughout the night.  "When you are taking something artificial...