Sleep is one of the most impactful way to strengthen your immune system. And, more than ever, especially during a health pandemic, taking every precaution to stay healthy should be taken.

Self-care has never been so important than during times like these when physical and mental health essential. “Quality sleep is crucial to maintaining a strong immune system and mental health” says Dr. Dana Rockey of South County Sleep Solutions. Tips on boosting your mental health, energy, and immune system:

  • Give your mind time to wind down by turning off mobile devices an hour before bedtime and keeping electronics out of the bedroom. Deep sleep reinvigorates your body and mind for improved energy, clarity and focus.
  • If you snore, take it seriously and be tested for sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that affects over 25 million Americans. It can be easily treated. Going untreated has serious health consequences.
  • Be sure to eat more fruits and vegetables. In addition to good sleep, healthy nutrition is the fastest way to boost your immune system and fuel your body, mind and mood.

“It’s up to individuals to maintain good physical and mental health in order to live a healthy, happy life. Here’s to your health!”

This article appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Roots and Wings magazine.
Video: Dana Rockey interviews Julia Worrall Sleep RN