Work From Home due to Corona Lockdown Changed Sleep pattern of Indians

Bengaluru-based sleep solutions startup conducted a survey whereas 46 percent of the respondents used to sleep before 11 pm prior to the lockdown, now only 39 percent go to bed before 11 pm. Work From Home concept changed 67% of Indians sleep pattern

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 12, 2020 14:54 IST

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Working from home - Amid Corona LockDown

Working from home altered sleep schedules of about 67 percent of people in India with more people now sleeping after 11 pm than before the start of the lockdown period. Bengaluru-based sleep solutions startup Wakefit.co suggests that while the current lockdown has allowed many to work-from-home and try their hand at household works, it has however impacted the sleep patterns of many.

Sleeping Pattern

Around 81 percent of the respondents believe their sleep schedule will be better once the lockdown ends, according to the study which involved 1,500 people.While 46 percent of the respondents used to sleep before 11 pm prior to the lockdown, now only 39 percent go to bed before 11 pm.Similarly, about 25 percent of the respondents used to go to bedpost 12 at night during normal circumstances, post the lockdown, 35 percent have started going to bed after 12. This indicates a 40 percent rise in late-night sleepers since the lockdown. Coronavirus related concerns like job security, managing finances at this time and worrying about family/friends' security accounted for most sleepless nights among respondents, with 49 percent staying up because of these issues.

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