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Pandemic insomnia: Why is it happening and what can you do about it?

If you are not sleeping well these days, you’re not alone. Our mental health has been hit hard by Covid-19 and it’s taking a toll on our shut-eye. We talk to the experts for their top tips to help us manage ‘coronasomnia’

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Stress-related insomnia due to Covid-19 is on the rise

Stress-related insomnia due to Covid-19 is on the rise

Stress-related insomnia due to Covid-19 is on the rise

If you’re struggling to get a decent night’s sleep, you are not alone. Pandemic-related sleep issues have surged and ‘coronasomnia’, as it’s been deemed, is interfering with sleep patterns globally. Research in the UK from the University of Southampton found lockdowns led to a rise in people suffering sleeping problems — from one in six to one in four.

Another study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine indicated an increase of 58pc in Google searches for ‘insomnia’ in the first five months of 2020 compared with the same months from the previous three years.


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