People Are Having Some of The Worst Sleep Ever This Year
2020 has been horrible... on people's sleep that is! It's been a bad year for lots of things and now we got to add sleep to that list. According to a new study conducted by OnePoll, 2,000 American's were asked about their sleeping habits over this past year (which seems to never be ending!) and found that 51% of them are reporting that this year has been the worst on their sleep.
It shouldn't come as a surprise. Earlier this year, there was a report of American's having vivid and weird dreams since the pandemic began. A professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School confirms that these vivid dreams people are having has increased as the virus became prominent in our lives. Studies show that events like this have a way of disrupting our lives and our dreams, just like a study showed that people experienced something similar after 9/11.
As an indirect result, our sleep has gotten worst as the months went on. A majority of 32% of Americans said that the culprit of their poor sleep was consuming too much news. Another 22% of those polled said spending too much time with their family during quarantine has also taken a toll on their rest. Zoom call fatigue (which is now a thing) was the sleep disturbance for 16% of Americans, burnout from working from home ruined a nights sleep for another 16% and Netflix binging got in the way of 13% of American's sleep.
With the holidays right around the corner, that's added another sleep disturbance to 42% of American's. Thankfully, because of the current restrictions to holiday travel, 32% of respondents say they hope their sleep will improve with less stress of hosting an entire household. I think for 2021 many of our resolutions would be "Get better sleep". You can find out more here.
Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: