Medical professionals experienced changes in sleep patterns during the beginning of the pandemic, according to new research.

In a recently published survey of more than 800 people who work in the medical field, more than 85% of respondents said their mood was worse in March and April than before the pandemic hit. And though the changes to their sleeping patterns differed depending on the group, more than 70% of the participants’ sleep patterns changed in some way during those first months of stay-at-home orders.

The abrupt transition was important to study as the pandemic continues, says lead author Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at Michigan Medicine and the clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic.

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