Sleep habits post lockdown in the U.S. (2020)

In May 2020, we surveyed 1,015 respondents in the United States between the ages of 18 and 79 on how their sleep habits have changed post lockdown.

The results reveal interesting data from sleep habits of Americans post Coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Let’s have a look!

The lockdown has cost us more than just freedom and economy in the last 3 months. Our mental health and sleep habits are also badly affected. Since the active cases of COVID-19 is reducing, we can see the rollback of many restrictions around the U.S. However, our life is not going to return to normal anytime soon. That’s the reason why we conduct a study to find out how the Coronavirus pandemic has changed people sleep habits in the U.S. after lockdown is easing.

I. Survey Demographics

We surveyed 1,015 respondents in the United States between the ages of 18 and 79 on how their sleep habits have changed post lockdown.

sleep habit

55% of the respondents are female, while 45% of them are male.

13.4% of them are Gen Z, 51.6% are Millennial. 25.1% are
Gen X, and 9.9% of them are Baby Boomer.

II. Survey Results

The change of

53% of Americans spend less time for sleep after the lockdown.

52% of Americans go to sleep later than before the lockdown.

67% of Americans believe their sleep was healthier before 
the beginning of lockdown.

Sleep problems

0 %
of Americans develop new sleep problems post lockdown.
0 %
of Americans feel stress or find it hard to sleep, even after the lockdown.
sleep problems

Solutions To Improve Sleep Problems

0 %
of Americans are aware of their sleep quality and try to improve it after lockdown.
  • A consistent sleep schedule and more exercise are American's most preferred solutions to improve their sleep quality
exercise

Exercise more

29%

Have a consistent sleep schedule

23.3%

Listen to white noise or sleeping music

15.3%

Use drug, CBD oil or other suppliments

11%

Only use bedroom for sleeping and sex

9.6%

Clean your bedroom more often

9.5%

Use apps to help you sleep better

8.7%

Nothing

24.7%

While most of Gen Z and Millennials exercise and do other activities
to improve their sleep, most of Gen X and Baby Boomers choose
to do nothing!

Differents habits between generations

  • Gen Z and Millennials take care of their sleep health more than Gen X and Baby Boomers
sleep habits post quarantine

Gen Z

60%

Millennials

56%

Gen X

48%

Baby Boomers

51%

Gen Z

64%

Millennials

47%

Gen X

40%

Baby Boomers

33%

  • Younger generation, like Gen Z and Millennials, go to bed later than any other generation after quarantine
go to bed
  • Older generation like, Baby Boomers, have a more stable sleep routine throughout the lockdown
sleep habits

Gen Z

18%

Millennials

37%

Gen X

45%

Baby Boomers

56%

iII. Methodology And Limitations

To collect the data shown above, we surveyed 1,015 respondents in the United States on their sleep habits post quarantine. An attention-checking question was included to ensure the participants did not mindlessly answer questions. 

Because the survey relies on self-reporting, issues such as telescoping and exaggeration can influence responses. Please also note that this survey’s results do not reflect our opinions. 

IV. Fair Use Statement

If you know someone who could benefit from our findings, feel free to share this project with them. The graphics and content are available for noncommercial reuse. All we ask is that you link back to this page so that readers get all the necessary information and our contributors receive proper credit.

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