During the initial stages of lockdown, people struggling to sleep were most likely feeling stressed, worried or concerned, latest research reveals.
A team of academics at Washington State University has revealed that mental health problems tend to cause interrupted sleeping patterns.
More than 50% of the participants experienced no alterations in their sleep and nearly 30% of partakers increased the amount of time they slept.
Chief researcher and scientist, Siny Tsang said: “The results show that deviations from your typical sleep behaviour may be associated with depression, anxiety and stress.”
The scientists were keen to examine twins to determine whether or not genetic elements or the same setting impacted the result.
“Even if your cell phone says you consistently sleep eight hours every day, you may feel that you slept less or slept poorly, and that may be linked tostressful或焦虑的感情，“曾荫权说。
曾荫权说:“是否可能不重要一种ctual number has changed. It’s how you are feeling that is associated with your mental health.