Sleep Science Friday
08 January 2021
Happy new year! It’s the end of the first full week of 2021 grab a drink and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News!
To kick off the new year, we are looking back at 2020. The headliner is none other than COVID-19 and how it effects our sleep even in the absence of a positive test for the virus. As many countries in Europe are gearing up for a continued lockdown or higher restrictions on activitiy, socialisation and movement, we cannot overlook the effects of these measures on other aspects of daily life, including mental health and sleep.
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For Additional reading and recent publications:
On COVID-19 and sleep:
- Altena et al (2020). Dealing with sleep problems during home confinement due to the COVID-19 outbreak: Practical recommendations from a task force of the European CBT-I Academy. J Sleep Res.
- Cellini et al. (2020) Changes in sleep timing and subjective sleep quality during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy and Belgium: age, gender and working status as modulating factors. Sleep Med.
- Partinen et al. (2020) Sleep and circadian problems during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic: the International COVID‐19 Sleep Study (ICOSS). J Sleep Res.
- Schiza et al. (2020) Sleep Laboratories Reopening and COVID-19: A European Perspective. Eur Respir J.
- Trakada et al. (2020) Sleep During “Lockdown” in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health.