Stress during pandemic linked to poor sleep

A new study by Washington State University researchers found that people lost sleep over COVID-19.

A press release from WSU says stress, anxiety and depression during the first few weeks of the pandemic were associated with less and lower quality sleep.

In a survey of more than 900 twins taken shortly after COVID‑19 lockdown measures began, about half of the respondents reported no change in their sleep patterns, but 32%, reported decreased sleep. Another 29% reported sleeping more. 

In the analysis, the researchers found that any change in sleep was connected to self-reported mental health issues, though it was more strongly associated with decreased sleep.