British Sleep Society: Impact of Covid-19 on UK Sleep Services

A Service Evaluation of the Impact of Covid-19 on Sleep Services in the UK A brief survey was published by the British Sleep Society earlier this year: “Anecdotal evidence suggests the current pandemic has had a significant impact on the provision of sleep services in the UK. The British Sleep Society is interested in determining the breadth and scope of this impact. We also aim to look at how services have adapted to the challenges associated with Covid-19 in order to identify innovative strategies and potentially new ways of working going forward. Our overall plan is to identify how the crisis has impact on UK services and compile a series of best practice examples and innovative solutions in order to …

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Covid-19 and sleep

Sleep Science Friday Yes! It’s Friday! Grab a coffee (or tea) and end your week with a quick recap of Sleep Science News and ESRS updates! COVID-19 and sleep (31 July 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives—with forced lockdowns, reduced travel, as well as job and financial insecurity during a worldwide economic recession. Although, many currently have reduced commuting time, more quality time with family, and the flexibility to work remotely (for some), learning to re-adjust schedules and coping with additional stressors (particularly as essential workers or those with children), has undoubtedly affected our sleeping quality and sleep patterns. Clea Simon (Harvard Correspondent), noted that “Sleep is emerging as the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis”, as people …

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