Trouble Sleeping? Blame COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its fourth month locally, dealing with the change and uncertainty in our day-to-day lives isn't just proving to be mentally draining, it's becoming physically exhausting as well.
All of that stress is rolling over into our bedrooms where we're rolling over more and more at night when we should be sleeping.
A new survey finds that 60 percent of Americans say their sleep routine during the pandemic has them more tired than they've ever been.
Leesa Sleep asked 2,000 adults about their sleeping habits during the coronavirus outbreak and they found that a whopping 70 percent of us say our nightly shuteye routines have been 'inconsistent' during the pandemic, while nearly two-thirds of us (63%) worry that our sleep schedules might be permanently ruined.
So what's to blame?
Certainly, the upheaval in our lives and the anxiety of dealing with a pandemic are major contributors.
Working remotely is also proving to be an issue as well.
The survey found that 44 percent of people now operating from a temporary at-home office say they find themselves staying up later since they don’t have to commute. In fact half of the at-home work crowd is now not rolling out of the rack each day until ten minutes before their workday begins.
And what are we doing during all of those extra hours while we're burning the midnight oil?
Not surprisingly, we're not spending extra time working.
Two-thirds of those surveyed admitted that they are spending time that would ordinarily be reserved for sleeping to instead binge-watch TV shows, in some cases staying up until the wee early hours of the morning.