Coronavirus Pandemic And Americans Sleep (2020 Data)

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM contributes to this Sleep Standards shared survey, sharing her thoughts on the survey results for reasons why it is hard for people in America to sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak. Reason Why The Coronavirus Outbreak Make It Harder For Americans To Fall Asleep 48% of participants stated that feeling anxious during the Coronavirus pandemic was the main reason that makes it harder for them to fall asleep Other reasons include worrying about the safety of their loved ones (26%), loneliness (23%), and inconsistent sleep schedule (23%) I. Survey Demographics Who Took The Survey We surveyed 1,014 Americans from 18 years to 65 years and older. 56% of them are female while 43% are male. II. Survey Results Does The Coronavirus Outbreak Affect Your Sleep? 76.8% of participants stated that the Coronavirus outbreak does affect their sleep while 23.2% said it doesn’t Expert Opinions Dr. Lisa Medalie – PsyD, CBSM, behavioral sleep medicine specialist, DrLullaby It is interesting to see less than half of these complaints are felt to be linked to anxiety. While anxiety and worry are certainly relevant, it is important to highlight other factors that also contribute to recent sleep problems in order to best address such problems and relatedly optimize sleep. Dr. Lisa Medalie