Flu season in Canada can slow down people from all professions. But for those serving in healthcare, flu season can hit particularly hard. This is because those working at hospitals or in doctor office face constant exposure to the flu from sick patients. Doctors and all medical staff therefore need to take extra precautions to protect themselves from illness and keep themselves healthy.
One of the most important aspects of proper self care is ensuring you get adequate amounts of sleep. Canadians in general have been working increasingly long hours, and most of us are sleeping less than ever. For those is the medical professional — and residents in particular — this unfortunately is even more true. Our health care workers are chronically overworked. Many work shift jobs, forcing them to change to a nocturnal schedule on a regular basis, and all this loss of sleep leaves Canadians in these vital positions even more vulnerable to falling ill.
One thing that can help is investing in a home spa. Removing yourself from screens to quietly relax and unwind in a hot tub has been shown to help improve sleep quality and quantity in studies. Carving out some serene you-time in your busy schedule to form a healthy bedtime routine can go a long way to being able to consistently fall asleep and wake up on time. Your spa can fill a crucial role by providing you with a specific place to be when it’s time to unplug from the day. Just close your eyes and let the stress float away.
No one wants to suffer with the flu for weeks or months. Getting enough sleep can help. And of course, remember to make time to get your flu shot! Eating well, sleeping well, and a well timed flu shot all work together to help you stay healthy and on top of your game this winter.
Want to learn more about how having a spa can improve your sleep and your life? Our pros have the advice you need and are always happy to answer your questions. Contact RnR Hot Tubs and Spas today to get started on a healthier, better rested you.