Dr. Kevin Gilliland, clinical psychologist and Executive Director at Innovation360, joined Wake Up With Cheddar to break down the spike in insomnia occurring all over the world due to uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Gilliland discusses the mental and physical consequences of a lack of sleep, and gives tips for how we can put ourselves in the best position to get a good night’s rest.
DALLAS — In this week’s “Your Best Life,” 6 News Anchor Leslie Draffin spoke with a Dallas-based clinical psychologist about the three tools we all can use to remain physically and mentally healthy.
Dr. Kevin Gilliland is a Dallas-based clinical psychologist with over 20-years-experience managing mental health.
“This is not an event for us to get through. This is a change in life that we have to adjust to. We have to be creative and we have to be willing to do some things that are outside our normal routine.” Gilliland said.
He said there are three keys to remaining healthy right now.
“Sleep is power, food is fuel and movement is medicine.”
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America said roughly 40 million Americans over age 18 suffer from anxiety. According to Dr. Gilliland, the first thing that might help is better sleep.