If anxieties, fears and a disrupted routine arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are keeping you up at night, welcome to the club. So many us have lost sleep over the past year that medical experts have dubbed the phenomenon COVID-somnia. A study published in the Journal of Sleep Research in November revealed just how common sleep issues were during the early months of the pandemic. “We were expecting an increase but not such an increase,” says lead author Rébecca Robillard. The worst affected: younger people, women, workers, people with family responsibilities, and people with mental health issues.”
To help you get more shut-eye, Rebecca Robillard, lead researcher offers advice for five of the most common pandemic sleep problems.
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It’s been a busy year week in sleep research. From the COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, public health systems and upended industries from tourism to summer camps. Now, doctors from around the world say they’re seeing an influx in patients with disrupted sleep patterns linked to financial anxiety, fears of the virus or a lack of daily routine.
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