Tyler Murphy, MD
A year ago, most of us wouldn’t have understood phrases like social distancing and flatten the curve, and the idea of wearing cloth masks in public or not being able to even go out in public would have seemed silly. Flash forward to early 2020, and poof—everything changed.
While COVID-19 has given rise to new challenges and uncertainties, the pandemic has also yielded some valuable lessons. Still searching for that silver lining? Here are six takeaways to consider:
Despite the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, Americans continue to lose valuable shuteye. In fact, according to CDC data, the percentage of employed adults who reported snoozing an average of six hours or less in a 24-hour period rose from 28.4% during 2008–2009 to 32.6% during 2017–2018.