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Becoming Healing-Centered: Individuals

After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.

Stress Busters: Quality Sleep

Quality Sleep

Healthy sleep can improve neurological, endocrine, metabolic and immune regulation. It is also associated with improved health outcomes. 

Sleep, nap, and rest. 

  • Create a calm, cool, quiet, distraction-free place for sleep. 
  • Be patient, kind, and compassionate with yourself when resting and sleeping are challenging. 
  • Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. 
  • Avoid electronics, caffeine, alcohol, and exercise close to bedtime.


Source: California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19