How Covid Has Changed The Way We Sleep
New Idea|October 04, 2021
If the pandemic is keeping you awake at night, you’re not alone
Amber Bramble

Getting enough shut-eye has a huge impact on our health and wellbeing. While we’re supposed to get seven to nine hours a night, pandemic stresses mean some of us are falling short.

“There is growing research that shows the average amount of sleep a typical adult has each night has fallen to 6.5 hours, ” Dr. Andrew Thompson from InstantScripts says.

EFFECTS OF STRESS

“Stress and anxiety are often directly correlated with sleep quality,” explains Dr. Thompson. “Poor sleep can exacerbate anxiety and other mental health issues which in turn cause further problems with sleep, resulting in a vicious cycle for some.”

NEW ROUTINES

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