How's your sleep these days? Fraught or ... better?

Today is winter solstice, the day of the year with the least daylight, and perhaps a fitting day to reflect on sleep.

While the pandemic and social strife have brought fitful sleep to many people. some are actually reporting better sleep as a result of working from home, 

Dr. Nathaniel Watson, co-director of the UW Medicine Sleep Center, says it's important to have a routine so your body knows when it's time for bed. "Sleep is crucial to a healthy immune system. Once we get a vaccine, it’s also crucial to an effective immune response to getting vaccinated. Keep those things in mind as we move forward here and make sure to protect your sleep because it’s really important," Watson says.

UW Medicine