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Google searches for ‘insomnia’ and ‘can’t sleep’ hit all-time high during lockdown

The Next Web Tuesday, 2 June 2020
It seems the coronavirus has upset the sleeping routine of tons of people across the globe — or so Google data suggests. Searches for the terms “insomnia” and “can’t sleep” reached an all-time high in April, according to a Google Trends. The data does not reveal the precise cause for the spike, but the timeline coincides with the height of the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns. Last month, Harvard researchers warned the pandemic could take a toll on a person’s sleeping routine, which in turn could lead to other mental health complications. “Too many sleepless nights can aggravate both physical and mental health problems,” the Harvard Gazette…

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