Neuroscientist says getting a goodnight sleep, eating well becomes even more important during isolation



For many, isolation has been one of the most crippling elements of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the loneliness of being stuck at home alone to eating junk food at all hours and barely getting any exercise or sleeping at a normal time, being isolated has been a challenge for some.

And while getting a good night’s sleep and eating right was important even before the pandemic began, a Victoria neuroscientist says the “basic things we know” like getting good sleep and eating healthy become even more important when we’re isolated.

Dr. Olav Krigolson, a neuroscientist at the University of Victoria, was part of a multi-university research team that spent a week in isolation at a high-seas habit that NASA uses to study life on Mars last year.

Their research was being conducted as part of an effort to develop mobile brain imaging technology, which could accurately monitor brain health and performance, similar to how heart monitors work.

On this episode of Conversations in a Crisis, CHEK’s Stacy Ross talks to Dr. Krigolson about the human brain’s performance during and after periods of isolation.





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