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How COVID-19 lockdowns affect sleep

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S2E5 – SHUT EYE BLUES: How COVID-19 lockdowns affect sleep

COVID-19 has robbed us of daily stability. Peace of mind. And our good night’s sleep. Anxiety is making us more restless. Many people have shared on social media that they’re having vivid dreams during this global period of lockdown and isolation. 

According to a survey in March by the group Sleep Standards, 77 percent of Americans say coronavirus has affected their sleep. That includes nearly three of every five who say they’re sleeping at least an hour less each night. 

So how do we get our sleep during this challenging time when there’s so much that keeps us up at night? Dr. Scott Leibowitz joined Medical Moments and talked about those challenges with host Marlon Manuel. 

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