Canadians spending more time in bed during pandemic: survey

 

Have you been spending more time in bed during the pandemic? If you have, you're not alone.

According to a recent survey from Leva Sleep, nearly half of Canadians--47.2 per cent--reported spending more time in bed during the pandemic.

Women have been spending more time in bed than men--54.4 per cent of women said they've been spending more time in bed during quarantine compared to 45.6 per cent of men.

Of those who said they're spending time in bed, 36.6 per cent said they were sleeping, 11.7 said they were watching TV, 8.4 per cent said they were on social media, 5.3 per cent said they were laying awake, 2.8 per cent were eating, and only 4.7 per cent were 'entertaining.'

Additionally, according to the findings, men are having more fun in bed. Of those who said they were 'entertaining' more in bed, 63 per cent were men while 37 per cent were women.

Further, more women said they were sleeping better compared to men--54.3 per cent of women said they were getting a better night's rest compared to 45.7 per cent of men.

Moreover, the pandemic is causing sleeplessness for more than one in five--20.6 per cent--of Canadians, while more than one in four--28.4 per cent--of Canadians are concerned about a second wave of the virus.

The findings also confirmed women are more concerned about a second wave than men--53.6 per cent of women said they are worried about a second wave compared to 46.4 per cent of men.

Obviously Canadians are having a hard time keeping a healthy sleep schedule during the Pandemic,” Matthew Timmins, founder and managing director of Leva Sleep, said in a news release.

If an upgrade to a better and more comfortable bed is possible, it might be an easy fix to keep everyone sleeping at night," he continued.

When it comes to which provinces are having more fun during the pandemic, Ontario leads the way--7.9 per cent of Ontarians said they are 'entertaining' in bed more compared to 3.9 per cent of B.C. residents, 2.7 per cent of Canadians from the prairies--Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba--1.3 per cent of residents of Quebec, and 0 per cent of residents of Atlantic Canada.

As well, 50.5 per cent of Ontarians said they have been spending more time in bed during the pandemic, and 31.8 per cent said they're spending more time in bed compared to any other place in their home.

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