Have you had trouble sleeping during lockdown?


18th June 2020

SCIENTISTS are going to carry out a study to see how coronavirus and the lockdown are affecting people’s sleep.

During lockdown lots of people have revealed that they’re struggling to sleep and are having vivid dreams.

So, an international group of researchers, led by Professor Colin Espie from the Nuffield department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, will investigate.

Sleep is really important, because it’s essential for tissue repair, cell regeneration, your immune system and your memory. It helps keep your emotions in check, too.

When you don’t get enough sleep you can feel as though you don’t have much energy, are really tired, can’t concentrate as much or remember things, and it can affect your mood. The study is going to look at how concerns about the coronavirus pandemic might affect our sleep.


Have you had trouble sleeping during lockdown?


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katkid10 · 1 year ago

I am not having any better (or worse) sleep than before Lockdown started...

jediknight · 1 year ago


jediknight · 1 year ago

first to comment

unicornj1 · 1 year ago

Second to comment yay

unicornj1 · 1 year ago

Second to comment yay so cool

sarah.m · 1 year ago

I have recently been falling asleep a lot later, and this is coming from me, a girl who goes to sleep at 9:00. I usually fall asleep 15 minutes after I go to bed and now still go to bed at 9:00 but instead I am falling asleep at 11:15 at night! Could it be because of lockdown? Who knows. But there is one thing for sure. This is not a normal thing.

sarah.m · 1 year ago

I just want to add that if anyone has any tips please let me know by saying 'sarah.m this is a tip for you' and then give me a tip.

sarah.m · 1 year ago

Because I am really struggling.
Just for you to know i am in year 6 so I really need my sleep

5honypony · 1 year ago

Second to comment but is there a poll to answer? I can’t seem to find one

sarah.m · 1 year ago

as do you guys aswell...

rainbow9 · 1 year ago

I usually find it difficult to fall asleep but I think lockdown has made it even worse. Because I haven’t been going to school, I’ve been going to bed later, so waking up later, then it just goes in a cycle.

lune · 1 year ago

It is really difficult to sleep these days because I keep worrying about coronavirus plus now that we go to bed later than usual as we don't have real school when we have to be there at a certain time.

redowlz7 · 1 year ago

Yes i'm having trouble sleeping

pickles7 · 1 year ago

I don't think that I've had much trouble getting to sleep during lock-down however I have definitely been waking up later!

ep-22579 · 1 year ago

I keep waking up earlier because my dad(who is a teacher) goes to work full - time now, and my brain had just got used to having nobody wake me up during lock down.

sarah.m · 1 year ago

5honypony i couldnt find one either but if you look on the next day then you should find it because thats exactly what happened to me. also i was the first to comment you can see my name on the top but just to let you know i dont mean this comment

sarah.m · 1 year ago

i mean second to comment

sarah.m · 1 year ago

oh sorry i am not the second to comment. the thing is my name was second yesterday its really weird...

musiclovr · 1 year ago

It has been harder for me to sleep since lockdown and sometimes I really can't and have to read for like half the night

tedrugby · 1 year ago

I have been sleeping better in lockdown 😴😴👍

ez200200 · 1 year ago

I go to sleep at 8:15 and I get to sleep at like quarter to nine or 9 o'clock and I used to fall asleep at half eight. what is happening!

cupcakesxo · 1 year ago

No, I have been ok at falling asleep most nights

smartirl · 1 year ago

I am fine really! Well, I guess I have been sleeping more though, there is more time, but that’s fine! Helps me grow!

opalstar · 1 year ago

Yes I worry abot the world around me so I cannot sleep whereas before lockdown I'd go to sleep knowing that I would go to school and hug my friends its really worrying I can't get enough sleep.

opalstar · 1 year ago

sarah.m this is for u I am having the same problem as you my parents do not know though tip have you tried reading books ? if no one else is awake creep downstairs and have a nibble reply by starting with . OpalStar, Bye!

arya · 1 year ago

No I haven't t but I do usually fall asleep quite late anyway. 🌃

hephalump · 1 year ago

I have been falling asleep much later as without school and all my after-school activities I don't seem to use as much energy, though during the day I am sleepier and lack motivation/energy

kauaito125 · 1 year ago

Now, in Lockdown I'm having lots of better sleep.

aspeni · 1 year ago

sleep problems yes thats me

oceangirl · 1 year ago

Yep, but no less than normal really!

opalstar · 1 year ago


plane · 1 year ago

This is a normal school boy who goes to sleep at 9:45 pm. Once the lights are out, I am asleep. Turns out, during lockdown, I haven't had a problem SLEEPING at 3am and WAKING at 9am!

superpug27 · 1 year ago

Yes I have. For our school we have to look at screens for school work A LOT and it’s impacting on my eyes massively. Every night I feel so awake and during the day I always dose off or take naps, this all started about a few weeks into lockdown. I think it’s also because the lack of sunshine and exercise I’m doing at this moment in time, we need to exercise to stay healthy and it’s kind of hard.
Anyway, have a good day and stay safe :)

v_venkie · 1 year ago

I have not had any trouble sleeping in lockdown!In my sleep, I only dream about the good things. Not the things that give me nightmares! I get up so late in the morning as I dream a lot.

howlthewol · 1 year ago

I Have trouble sleeping, for i think that some of the most vunrable people in my family might die overnight

smartmaths · 1 year ago

I am having much better sleep as now I don't have to go to school, I can sleep as long as I want!

adalard · 1 year ago

I've always had trouble sleeping

saxophone7 · 1 year ago

I am hardly sleeping at all... I'm getting to bed at 23:00 and waking up at like 06:45 so coronavirus has definitely been affecting my sleeping habits!

saxophone7 · 1 year ago

And I'm in year 6 so i really need to get my sleep or I won't be able to stay awake in school!

aspeni · 1 year ago

I slept without worry I was alone before lockdown now I want to stay up so I don't worry about it. Its crazy

pizza9910 · 1 year ago

Yes because I’m nervous about the virus

kuhuzoo9 · 1 year ago

Natch, nay, NOOOO!! Why would I?

news54321 · 1 year ago

I have unintentionally stayed up all night 2 times due to the stress of lockdown.

agysens · 1 year ago

I slept very well

lunagrang · 1 year ago

katkid10 ya

opalstar · 1 year ago

Who has been really worried people in family will die?

opalstar · 1 year ago

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seadra567 · 1 year ago

what i have been realising, i have been having a lot more nightmares ever since i have heard about COVID-19.

sarah.m · 1 year ago

opalstar thank you so much - i didnt think of that and it has really helped me!

codonnell · 1 year ago

Because I'm not going to school, I havent got much to think about while I'm going to sleep so I dwell on coronavirus and I worry about it so it takes me a long time to get to sleep.

opalstar · 1 year ago


wordworm · 1 year ago

I put no but it depends on what I am thinking

kingdino1 · 1 year ago

i stayed up till 1 am not on purpose XD

redtoad · 1 year ago


ulsterjack · 1 year ago

Sarah.m in year 6 to I know we need to get a lot of sleep I am having a hard time to, I got this sleep noise off eBay really helps

pusheen06 · 1 year ago

I'm sometimes scared that my family member might get COVID-19, so I might feel a bit frightened to even sleep at night, thinking someone I love gets the coronavirus.

puzzlepeas · 1 year ago

My sleeping hasn't changed funny enough.

giraffe21 · 11 months ago

Shara m here's a tip try to wake up early eventhough it is hard but it works

fierygirl · 11 months ago

I'm sleeping just fine, EXACTLY the same as normal.

sushiroll9 · 9 months ago

I am sleeping better then I used to with longer lie ins but I do get weird dreams and in them when people don’t social distance I shout ‘social distance everyone’.

luigi55 · 8 months ago

everything is the same with me

weirdcat · 6 months ago

I'm supposed to be in bed by 845 but I always end up still being awake at 945. Usually I go to sleep quite quickly....

toffeefa · 2 months ago