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Sleepless in the pandemic

Key clinical point: Media overexposure and other factors causing fear and stress are associated with severe sleeping problems.

Major finding: The strong association was found between severe sleeping problems and a high media exposure score (RR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.10-2.01; P < .05).

Study details: Survey of 1,005 individuals in the COCONEL study.

Disclosures: The COCONEL survey has been funded by the French and National Agency for Research (ANR), the Fondation de France, and the National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD).


Leger D et al. Sleep. 2020 Jul 25. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsaa125.