Corona-side-effect: As the pandemic of our sleep changes

the Phase of The strict Lockdown is not so long. Schools, shops, borders – everything tight, and almost everywhere reigned output prohibitions. During this time

Corona-side-effect: As the pandemic of our sleep changes

the Phase of The strict Lockdown is not so long. Schools, shops, borders – everything tight, and almost everywhere reigned output prohibitions. During this time, researchers at the University of Basel and the Psychiatric University clinics in Basel have collected data, how the Situation impacted on the lives of the people.

In a survey, they collected behavioral responses to the bedroom and found: The majority of respondents slept significantly longer, but the rest was not restful. On the contrary – the participants stated that had deteriorated the quality of sleep. As the physician Christine flower in the journal "Current Biology" letter, could have the particular and as a concern that is perceived to circumstances of the pandemic is located.

The Lockdown of the respondents slept considerably longer

a Lot of work, little sleep – many people experience on a daily basis. And how sleep researchers know, it can get the internal clock out of the clock. The consequence of social Jetlag, which can in the long term lead to health and physical limitations is. Flower and her Team wanted to know whether or not the exceptional situation in life in Lockdown behavior, sleep, as well as the day-night rhythm for many had changed.

The researchers interviewed in the period from 23. March to 26. April 2020, a total of 435 people from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. A good 75 percent of them were women, 85 percent of all respondents reported to be in the home office. The result was that approximately 75 per cent slept much longer than prior to the Corona-pandemic – up to 50 minutes more.

Probably, so it's up to the researchers, because many had to go to work. The survey also found that the subjects experienced less social Jetlag. That is, in the case of many a rhythm between sleeping and awake time settled again, the more of your own biological clock corresponded to.

the Mental and physical well-being fell

had flower and her Team also found that many subjects felt, in spite of more sleep, better rested, and some even worse sleeping. In the survey, participants also reported that they feel mentally stress, overall mental and physical well-being had decreased. As the researchers suggest, resulted possibly due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic, and also the decreased quality of sleep.

That exceptional situations have a negative impact on the Psyche, have shown the beginning of the year, also studies the long-running protests in Hong Kong. The protesters are reported to suffer more depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 14:27

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