I do love my sleep but I am still struggling to get the prescribed hours and 2021 is the year that I have earmarked to reach my ideal daily sleep number. Could it be 8 hours? I am looking at both the quality of sleep and the duration or length.
If you asked me for a single way to improve your health and wellness, I will say get adequate SLEEP. Sleep will make or unmake any lofty health goals you may set.
Over the past year or so, this quest to sleep has been threatened by the stress related to COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes one has the facial expression of thunder when you get out of bed after a difficult night during which you battled with information overload, financial worries, questions about vaccines and a myriad others. No wonder emotional fatigue has found its way into many “hearts.” Remember you are not alone and none of these is your fault, pat yourself on the shoulder, smile even if you don’t want to and get some exercise, sunshine and healthy food in the mix. Better days will surely come.
When you find me tossing and turning in bed and my snoring is competing with the trumpets of old you can be sure it is not because I overfed myself and neither is it from an overdose of alcohol. I will probably wake up after two hours, heart pounding and sweating and over the next few minutes I will once again revisit the menace of face masks and how we can safely dispose of after use. It is scarier than you think. We are already overwhelmed with plastics and now we discard surgical masks, cloth masks and all the others as if we are unaware of what it can lead it. The rains have started!!
In 2020, I started talking to smart people who can find an antidote to the menace of masks and I am aware others also working on same but can we start putting whatever works into action? We don’t have time.
Yes prostates and its reminders to use the bathroom exist, even having ones colon checked out may be in the subconscious and so are many 1001 extremely important points that can keep many people awake at night but for me the masks make all the difference now.
AS ALWAYS LAUGH OFTEN, ENSURE HYGIENE, WALK AND PRAY EVERYDAY AND REMEMBER IT’S A PRICELESS GIFT TO KNOW YOUR NUMBERS (blood sugar, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI)
Dr. Kojo Cobba Essel
Health Essentials Ltd/ St Andrews Clinic/Mobissel
Dr. Essel is a medical doctor, holds an MBA and is ISSA certified in exercise therapy, fitness nutrition and corrective exercise.
Thought for the week –“The benefits of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 far outweighs the side effects you may experience. I have taken my first shot and I highly recommend that you do same when you have the opportunity.”