Could decentralizing a critical procedure like giving birth, and exploring midwife-led or -supported procedure be a worthwhile, maybe even advisable option to consider for some, given the current restrictions hospitals have had to impose during the pandemic?
Wherever we are in this journey, we will always have our own selves to turn to, and our sincere hope is that we’re all able to create a safe space in our own selves, as well as with others, to cultivate a feeling of support as we collectively learn to navigate through this massive shift that may be creating grief inside each of us.
We all want to be at our best, and perform at our peak in our waking moments, for our own good, and for the good of the world around us. It's high time we explore the possibility that sleep may be just the key to achieving that longed-for bliss.
What they found was that when they bucketed these individuals based on the amount of sleep they were getting in the week prior (i.e. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 hours), the amount of sleep they got was was directly proportional to their rate of vulnerability to infection. In fact, relative to those who were getting 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night, the group who was sleeping only 5 hours every night were more than 50% more likely to become infected by the cold.
Research has shown that cases that reported having slept 7 hours or less at night, were almost 3 times as likely to become infected by the Rhinovirus, otherwise referred to as the common cold. On the other hand, individuals who slept 5 hours a night or less were almost 70% more likely to contract pneumonia, a respiratory infection that is associated with COVID infections.