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Source: Brown University
Published: June 2020
n = 100,000 people worldwide

Coronavirus and sleep

Circulated: July 31, 2020

Computer science researchers aggregated sleep records from people worldwide to learn how the pandemic has affected our sleep.

51% of people are unchanged in hours slept now compared to pre-pandemic.

32% of people sleep longer than they did before COVID-19

17% of people sleep shorter than they did before COVID-19

Accounting for the day of the week, people are getting more sleep during the weekends. On average, people are going to bed 30 minutes later and waking up 90 minutes later on weekends (net 60 min of extra sleep).

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