How to Build Resilience During Tough Times

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyAnnie Miller

An important question that I am asking my clients right now is: How are you coping with everything going on? This is an emotional and anxiety-filled time and many of us are experiencing higher levels of stress. The pandemic coupled with nationwide unrest is causing a lot of distress. What is important to notice is how we deal with these … Read More

Quarantine Totally Messed Up My Sleep Schedule—Here’s How I Got It Back on Track

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Between COVID-19 and the exigent reality of police brutality, it’s safe to say we’re losing sleep right now. In the best of times, a third of U.S. adults report not getting enough sleep—the CDC recommends 7+ hours per night— and sleep deprivation can lead to mental and physical health problems including depression, heart disease, and diabetes. Add in global trauma … Read More

COVID-19 Stress Keeping You Awake at Night? Try This

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Parents: If you’re feeling like the stress and worry of living through a pandemic piles up each night, keeping you awake — you’re not alone. We’ve got tips. For many parents, getting good sleep is already tricky. And the pandemic has only made matters worse. Without school, day care, and camps, many kids are falling asleep later — and later. … Read More

4 Reasons You Can’t Sleep Right Now and What You Can Do About It

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyAnnie Miller

Sleep during the pandemic is a topic that seems to be coming up a lot. While some people are sleeping better since COVID-19 started, many more are struggling with insomnia symptoms. Here are some of the reasons why you might be having a hard time sleeping right now. And with a few small changes, you can improve your sleep. Your … Read More

How to Get Therapy When You’re Stuck at Home

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyAnnie Miller

Ok, so the world has changed. A lot. We all have higher anxiety, more sleepless nights and many of us are googling things that hardly put our mind at ease. We have been staying at home for a while now and we don’t know when it’s going to end. With all of the uncertainty in the world, it is clear … Read More

We’re All at Risk of Developing PTSD from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Ariel is Chinese American and a survivor of domestic violence — and the coronavirus pandemic has taken a painful toll on her mental health. It has created “a unique intersection in a time where racism against Chinese civilians is high, and domestic violence rates are increasing,” she tells InStyle. Ariel, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) three years ago, is one of many women across the … Read More

Why You’re Sleeping a Lot More (or Less) Right Now A therapist and functional medicine doctor weigh in.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impacted the way we live, it seems to have also affected the way we sleep. Whether you’re having trouble sleeping, doze for bonus hours every day or bounce between the two states, you’re far from alone in feeling like your sleep habits have gone through a shift. “Sleep disruption is a common symptom of stress, and during a … Read More

Is Watching the News Bad for Mental Health?

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The media we consume daily has an impact on our thinking, behavior, and emotions. If you’ve fallen into a pattern of regularly watching or listening to the news, the majority of what you’re consuming is likely about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. And while staying up to date on local and national news, especially as it relates to mandates and health updates, is … Read More

How to Keep Social Distancing from Ruining Your Sleep

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As an introvert, I’ve joked that I’ve been preparing my whole life for this period of social distancing we’re all currently practicing in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But even though I enjoy spending time by myself (and need the alone time to recharge), I’ve definitely felt lonely not being able to hit up my favorite fitness studio with my regular … Read More

4 Tips for Managing Coronavirus Stress

DC Metro Sleep and PsychotherapyAnnie Miller

Anxiety and stress about the coronavirus are already taking a toll on our mental health. Feelings of isolation, worry about finances and fears about the state of the world are at all all-time high. As things around us feel more uncertain, here are a few stress relief tips that can help you stay on top of your mental health and … Read More