Over half of the British population are struggling with sleep during the lockdown, a study has shown.

Since the UK went into lockdown on Monday 23 May, many people have noticed significant changes to their sleep patterns. Some report feeling more tired and groggy, while others have experienced particularly vivid dreams.

Researchers from King’s College London carried out a survey of 2,254 British adults to examine how the Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown has impacted sleep. The study found that half of those surveyed felt their sleep had been more disturbed than usual, with 39% saying they have been sleeping a lot less than they normally would.

Interestingly, the study indicates that younger people were more likely to report changes to their sleeping pattern. Nearly half of the 16 to 24-year-olds reported sleeping fewer hours, compared to a third of respondents aged 35 and older.