Hue skill repeatedly disconnecting from Alexa

A few days ago, my Hue skill randomly became disconnected from my Alexa in a span of about 10 minutes & I had to relink my account. Just a few minutes ago, I got another notification that the Hue skill was disconnected on Alexa & my account needed to be relinked… again. In searching the issue, Amazon is saying it’s a Hue issue since it’s their skill. While others complained of this same issue in the last few months on the Amazon forum, it appears it’s not yet been asked here. Does anyone have any insight they can provide?

hI. ufortunately at the moment it is not clear whether it is a hue or amazon problem, or both… to remedy this, unfortunately it seems recommended to also restart the hue bridge, wait for it to be operational, disconnect the skill and reactivate it

I have this issue every couple of months, so not a big deal, but always seems to happen at an inconvenient time - the latest instance I wanted to trigger the turning on of Hue lights via Alexa. I then relink the Hue skill to Alexa and it seems to come on a bit later, although saying all Hue devices are unresponsive.

Is there an alternative where Alexa triggers a service such as IFTTT or Zapier, which in turn triggers the action on the Hue hub? Would this be any better? Is there something I can do in Alexa to make it more robust? Should have a practice of unlinking and relinking the Hue skill once a week or something?

As I said, it’s 1st World problems, but a pain when you’ve spent quite a bit on Hue products and devices such as Echo Dots etc…