Highlights

  • Researchers examined sleeping patterns of more than 2000 health care professionals
  • Data showed that over 70% of health care workers reported insomnia
  • Health care workers are 50% more likely to report psychological distress

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Coronasomnia taking a toll on health care workers' mental health

Health care workers who don't sleep well are twice as likely to report symptoms of depression than their better-rested colleagues, according to a recent study.

According to a study, health care workers with poor sleep patterns are more likely to report symptoms of anxiety and depression than their better-rested colleagues. The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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For the study, researchers examined the sleeping patterns of more than 2000 health care professionals during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The data showed that over 70% of health care workers reported at least moderate insomnia.

As per the findings, health care workers with poor sleep patterns are 50 percent more likely to report psychological distress. As per the team, improved sleep won't alleviate the stress that health care workers face but will improve mental and physical health.

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