The world has often looked rather sleepy these past 12 months, with the coronavirus keeping streets deserted and so many of us indoors in many countries across the world.
But the signs are that - on average - we may actually be sleeping less as a result.
The recent International COVID-19 Sleep Study, which includes researchers from Oxford University, suggests a correlation between insomnia and confinement during the pandemic.
We are also staring at screens more often which is something The Sleep Charity says people should try to manage better.
"We try to advise people to move themselves away from tech during the evening because it can be stimulating," says The Sleep Charity's Vicki Dawson.
"And we’ve seen people having to turn their bedrooms into offices. What we want is the association between bedroom, relaxation, rest - that’s really important."
But technology could be the solution rather than the problem, as UK entrepreneur Dave Clark explained to CGTN Europe’s Guy Henderson.
Read more: https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-03-21/Can-technology-help-as-well-as-hinder-sleep-during-pandemic--YKlH4AWhQQ/index.html
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