Work from home has altered sleep schedules of about 67 per cent of individuals in India with more people now sleepinig after 11 pm than before the start of the lockdown period, said a survey on Friday.
The study by Bengaluru-based sleep solutions startup Wakefit.co suggests that while the present lockdown has given many the chance to work-from-home and check out their hand at household works, it's however impacted the sleep patterns of many.
Over 81 per cent of the respondents believe their sleep schedule is going to be better once the lockdown ends, consistent with the study which involved 1,500 people.
While 46 per cent of the respondents wont to sleep before 11 pm before the lockdown, now only 39 per cent go to bed before 11 pm.
Similarly, about 25 per cent of the respondents used to go to bed after 12 in the night during normal circumstances, post the lockdown, 35 per cent have started getting to bed after 12. This means a 40 per cent rise in late-night sleepers since the lockdown.
Coronavirus related concerns like job security, managing finances at this point and worrying about family/friends' security accounted for many sleepless nights among respondents, with 49 per cent staying up due to these issues, said the study.