The coronavirus has certainly left a lot of people stressed over the past five months or so, and apparently all that stress is wreaking havoc on people’s sleep cycles.
A new survey finds:
- Over half of those polled say stress over the coronavirus has affected their sleeping habits.
- 57% say they steer clear of the news at night because it stresses them out.
- 60% say their mental health has been affected by the COVID news cycle.
- 78% say their mental health issues have impacted their sleeping habits..
- Currently 40% say their sleep schedule is the biggest stress point in their life.
- Other top stressors include:
- Work life (41%)
- Finances (36%)
- Sex life (30%)
- Romantic life (27%)
So, what are folks doing to try and improve their sleep schedules?
- 36% say they are eating healthier, while 31% are exercising.
- Other things they are doing include:
- Reading a book before bed (27%)
- Listen to music before bed (27%)
- Take a warm bath or shower before bed (26%)
- Meditating (26%)
- Have sex before bed (21%)
- Take an over-the-counter sleep aid (20%)
- Purchase higher quality pillows (19%)
- Listen to a podcast before bed (18%)
- Remove digital devices from their bedroom (17%)
Source: SWNS Digital