Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula is chair of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine COVID-19 Task Force. She also is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is also director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship. She also serves as director of the sleep medicine clinic at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia.
According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Americans are losing sleep due to the pandemic but not pursuing help at a sleep center. That is why the AASM is educating the public about how visiting a sleep center is safe and effective.
17-May-2021 09:00:10 AM EDT
"Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we were facing an epidemic of burnout among physicians. Surveys have revealed that around half of all practicing physicians are experiencing burnout."
“Find a way to stay connected despite physical distancing. We are meant to be social. Connection and communication are important ways of defusing stress so that we don’t take these worries and concerns to bed with us.”