15 Things to Do When You Can’t Sleep During Pandemic of Corona Virus

Last Update on October 26, 2023 : Published on June 15, 2020
Things to do when you can’t sleep

During the pandemic situation, we are not able to sleep properly on our time because our schedules are actually disturbed. We often face trouble sleeping or wake up in the middle of the night. Having a good sleep is like watching a sunset at the beach… it has to be peaceful and serene.

Good sleep has a major part in our health and overall well-being. In this article, I have highlighted what to do when you can’t sleep due to covid, what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night, and more.

So, let’s get started.

15 Things to Do Sleep Better During the Covid 19 Outbreak:

1. Breathe


If someone will ask me what to do when I can’t sleep, breathing will always be my topmost priority. Do you know why? Because when we are not able to sleep or wake up in the middle of the night tossing or turning around the bed, our anxiety levels alleviate, and breathing becomes quite slow.

In this situation, we should try to focus on the breath and should make sure that we are breathing properly in such situations. Relax your muscles, get into your comfy sleeping position, and focus on your breathing. Breathing will help you to sleep instantly.

2. Listen to Music

music for a deep sleep

Listening to slow and soothing music whenever you are not able to sleep probably is the best thing to do. You can just simply tune into slow and light music and get into your comfy position on the bed. In case you are taking the help of the music to sleep make sure that you put sleep mode on and do not put the earphones on while sleeping.

Additionally, while listening to the music focus on the beats, background music, and lyrics…it will help you to get a peaceful and good sleep.

3. Try Guided Sleep Meditation

guided sleep meditation for a better sleep

If you are into meditation, you can try guided sleep meditation as well. Guided meditations for sleep are the type of meditation that helps you to have a better peaceful sleep. you can try guided meditation for sleep, mindfulness, anxiety, and stress, and a lot more.

4. Imagine a Happy and Peaceful Place

imagine a happy and peaceful place

If you wake up in the middle of the night or face difficulty in sleeping on time. Switch off your lights, get into your bed, close your eyes, and imagine and happy and peaceful place wherein you wish to be … any place like the mountains, beach, or your comfy place anything. You have to keep your imagination strong and focus on the place only, it will help you to fall asleep instantly.

5. Reading Books

reading before bed make you sleep better

In case you are continuously having trouble sleeping, you can read books of your favorite genre. You can read any book of your interest which motivates you or interest you. Remember, to complete one chapter at a time… do not go for binge reading.

6. Use of lavender essential oil

The use of any essential oil specifically lavender oil is my personal favorite thing to do when I face trouble in sleeping. You can apply the essential oil to your body… the light fragrance helps us to have a good sleep.

7. Use of a Diffuser

A nice fragrance in your room is like a cherry on the cake. Whenever you feel like having trouble in sleep. You can place the diffuser machine with your favorite essential in it.

Additionally, you can make your own diffuser… all you have to do is find a candle, a lamp-like material, and diluted essential oil in water.

8. Change Your PJ’s or Get Into More Comfy Clothes

get into more comfy clothes

Again, one more effective and personal favorite thing to do when you can’t sleep is changing your PJs. Sometimes it might happen that your PJ’s are not so comfortable during summer night or winter night.

Therefore, you can change your PJ and get into more comfortable and cozy clothes.

9. Adjust the Room Temperature

There are some days wherein humidity is high and some days the days are cold. Therefore, in order to have a good sleep, we have to adjust the room temperature according to the outer environment.

10. Put on socks

During cold days our feet are colder and due to this, we do not get the proper sleep. Therefore, put your warm socks on and wrap yourself in a warm blanket in order to get a good sleep.

11. Keep it Dark and Quiet

keep it dark and quiet

Whenever you wish to get a good and proper sleep maintain room temperature, switch off the lights and put the curtains and keep it quiet. In this way, you will get a night of better and good sleep. you can additionally paint your room with a positive color.

12. Don’t look at the clock

In case, you wake up at midnight, do not ever look at the clock and just simply close your eyes. Divert your attention to a peaceful and serene place and think about good positive things.

13. Keep your digital devices away

Keeping your digital devices away is now a necessity. Even researches show that we should stop using our digital devices prior to an hour before going to bed. Keep all your digital devices somewhere else not in your room. To have a good sleep, you can also try digital Detox.

14. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Sometimes it happens that we are so tired and stressed that we skip making our bed properly and just jump directly into the bed. But do you know that this is a bad habit and we should change it? The practice of good sleep hygiene is really necessary when you wish to have a good sleep.

15. Try guided methods to fall asleep fast within seconds

If you are facing a lot of trouble in sleeping, you can try some of the guided and proved methods from How to fall asleep fast in 10, 60, or 120 seconds. The Military method is my personal favorite and it is really very effective.

I hope you like this blog. Comment down and let us know which way you are going to when you will face trouble in sleeping.

Thanks for reading.

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".


  1. Amara Smith
    Amara Smith

    Sleeping is the problem people are facing . This is very informative video.

  2. Akriti Singh
    Akriti Singh

    Very nice blog. Many people are facing sleeping issues in corona pandemic.

    1. Aayushi Kapoor
      Aayushi Kapoor

      Thank you so much! Keep reading. :)

  3. Kaile Williams
    Kaile Williams

    Helpful article Ayushi!!!! I'll definitely try these things, I am facing this issue in these stressful days. Some of my friends are also facing the same so, I will share it with them

    1. Aayushi Kapoor
      Aayushi Kapoor

      Thank you so much for your kind words! Keep reading. :)

    2. Aayushi Kapoor
      Aayushi Kapoor

      Thank you so much! Keep reading. :)

  4. ปั้มไลค์

    Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

    1. Aayushi Kapoor
      Aayushi Kapoor

      Thank you so much for your kind words... keep reading!

  5. Akshita

    Very nice article! It includes almost everything people are dealing with during this Pandemic.

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