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A new study by Canadian sleep brand Endy, done with Angus Reid, shows more than one-third of Canadians have struggled to sleep during the pandemic.

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The 2022 Canadian Sleep Survey, which came out Friday on World Sleep Day, says 38% admit their sleep quality has been negatively impacted by the pandemic while 30% have napped more during it.

“At Endy, it is essential for us to understand the sleep habits of Canadians and how it has an impact on their overall wellness,” Endy’s President and General Manager Alexandra Voyevodina-Wang said in a statement.

“There has been a shift in consumer habits and sleep trends over the past couple of years. While Canadians may be spending more time at home, and having more opportunities to nap, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are getting quality sleep.”

The study also showed 57% of those aged 18-34 spend at least a half-hour on social media before they hit the sack, the highest of any other age group.

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And another 34% of younger Canadians said screen time was one of the top three reasons their sleep has been negatively impacted in the last 12 months.

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The report says 41% of those aged 18-34 admit they have worked from bed during the pandemic, almost double that of older Canadians (aged 35-54), 21% of whom said they did, and more than three times of Canadians, 55 and older (12%).

Along gender lines, 40% of men say work stress is one of the top three reasons their sleep has been disrupted in the last year compared to 33% of women.

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The report says 36% of women list current stress events as one of the top three reasons their sleep has been impacted in the last year compared to only 29% of men.

Another 22% of women say their entire day is ruined if they have poor sleep the night before compared to 13% of men.


This survey was conducted by Endy and Angus Reid from Feb. 22-24, 2022, with 1,501 Canadians with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points, at a 95% confidence level.

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