Lockdown has afforded many people extra time in bed but strange dreams and late night twisting and turning are robbing us of the benefits.
Despite all the lie-ins a lot of people are still feeling tired and lacking in energy - but why are adults and young people across the country complaining of poor sleep, having frighteningly vivid dreams and of struggling to get up in the morning?
"It's safe to say what's happening right now is having a bearing on what we're dreaming about," said Motty Varghese, a respiratory therapist and licensed sleep technologist in Dublin.
"We're getting a bit of extra time to sleep in the morning too. But waking at 8am or 8.30am, rather than the usual 7am, could result in an extra cycle of sleep and more rapid eye movement (REM). That could be why people are having strange dreams.
"Some people are also feeling tired all the time and that may be down to anxiety surrounding Covid-19.
"And with people working remotely, their routine has changed and that may have led to changes like going to bed late and waking up later."
Mr Varghese, who works at the Sleep Therapy Clinic, available at St James's Private Clinic in Dublin and the One Body Clinic in Stillorgan, said if people didn't work to maintain a "normal bodily routine" it can lead to tiredness in the day.
"People may be spending vast amounts of time indoors because of the restrictions but if they can get as much light as they can, it helps the body recognise day and evening time," Mr Varghese said.
"Light gives alertness and evening time is for winding down."
Mr Varghese, who trained in cognitive behavioural therapy at the Circadian and Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford, also said people needed to reduce intake of stimulants such as coffee and tea. These drinks should only be taken in a limited amount and "used strategically" particularly before a "slump period" in the afternoon.
But those with new sleep issues "should not worry" as anxiety about the issue could lead to it becoming a "precipitating problem", the expert said.
"We don't want people to think this will continue. People are worrying about Covid-19, some have anxiety, some are worried about their relatives and that stress can trigger a bad pattern of sleep."
Sleep consultant Lucy Wolfe, based at Sleep Matters in Cork, said practices globally are reporting higher levels of calls during the crisis.
"Sleep is deeply ingrained in high levels of anxiety and stress, there's a big relationship between insomnia, stress and anxiety," Ms Wolfe said.
"And this is a very worrying time for people, for lots of different reasons.
"There's a big cycle of tension that often emerges and it plays out in our sleep.
"If a person is worried about things before bedtime, their body can go into fight or flight mode.
"Then they can wake up in the night due to the worry."
Another issue has been created by home working too, Ms Wolfe feels.
Some workers are finding it hard to "log off" and are juggling work with childcare.
"There's no digital boundary there.
"There's no turning off electronics and the mind is highly activated ahead of bedtime," she said.
"If we don't get proper sleep, we will eat poorly, we won't be motivated, we could have negative thought processes.
"Right now, more than ever, it's really important to prioritise sleep."
1: Wake up at the same time seven days a week at between 6am and 7am.
2. Go to bed at around 10.30pm or 11pm.
3. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep a night.
4. Only nap for around 30 minutes ideally and before 4pm.
5. Don’t nap at all if it creates problems sleeping at night.
6. Create a sanctuary in the bedroom, keeping the room clean and linen washed regularly.
7. Remove technology from the bedroom.
8. Avoid hitting the snooze button. Get up when you wake at 6am or 7am.
9. Take in bright and natural light when possible, especially after waking up.
10. Attempt to eat and drink at the same time everyday. Have breakfast to regulate blood sugar and metabolism.
11. Move around every 1.5 hours for five minutes, removing yourself from tech.
12. Avoid TV and electronic equipment one to two hours before bed.
13. Meditate or listen to gentle music before bed-time.
14. Be aware that alcohol can cause a deterioration in sleep so reduce alcohol intake.
15. Control caffeine intake - limiting to 400mg a day.
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