“Aniket is not alone. Recently, we have been getting calls from people who are caught helpless under the mounting pressure of managing a house and doing office work at the same time. With no support staff or maids to help them in their chores, they are like doing double the work at the same time,” said senior counseling psychologist Shweta Singh, adding, “It comes as no wonder that these people are either compromising with their mental peace or sleep. Stress along with sleep deprivation is a big no no.”
According to a study conducted by Wakefit.co, Bengaluru-based sleep solutions startup, about 67 per cent of people in India with more people now sleeping after 11 pm than prior to the start of the lockdown period. Over 81 per cent 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 per cent of the respondents used to sleep before 11 pm prior to 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 post 12 at night during normal circumstances, post the lockdown, 35 per cent have started going to bed after 12. This indicates a 40 per cent 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 per cent staying up because of these issues, said the study.
(With inputs from IANS)