Over the past few months, many aspects of the way we live have shifted as we adapt to the new “quarantine normal.” We've transitioned to working remotely and homeschooling; we've replaced our regular 9-5 office work day, favorite local barista and post-work happy hours with seemingly endless Zoom calls, a Keurig that still does not know your coffee order and a glass (read: bottle) of wine on the couch while you try and teach your 5th grader (and yourself) how to measure the area of a parallelogram.
The silver lining? People are spending more time at home which, in turn, means they're spending more time lounging, relaxing, hanging with family and yes, more time sleeping. And that's great! Because sleep is essential to staying healthy. In fact, getting enough sleep is right up there on the list of essentials with food and water. But we recognize that this is also a tense time, with a lot of unknowns & questions. And while you may have created the perfect bedroom oasis, if stress is keeping you up at night, you may not be getting the best night's sleep.
So, exactly how much has COVID-19 affected the way people sleep and use their bedrooms?
Well, we wanted to find out. So, we surveyed 2,000 Americans and asked them about their sleeping and bedroom habits since quarantine began. Here's what we found...