People are spending more time in bed during the coronavirus lockdown, but their sleep quality is not doing so well, a survey finds.

Seventy-five percent of those surveyed reported sleeping up to 15 minutes longer than before the lockdown, on average. However, while the quantity of sleep has increased, the quality has dropped significantly, scientists say. 

Researchers from the University of Basel surveyed 435 individuals between 23 March and 26 April 2020 on how the lockdown has influenced their sleep cycles. 

The study, published in the journal Current Biology, states that the shift to a remote working lifestyle and increased time at home has led to more sleep.

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