JAMA Psychiatry published the article on May 26, 2021Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the Board Institute of MIT and Harvard led the study.
It included 840,000 people, one of the most extensive studies of its kind to date. The research provides solid evidence that chronotype – a person’s tendency to sleep at a specific time – impacts depression risk.It’s also one of the first studies to determine the change in sleep habits required to influence mental health.
Many people have experienced drastic changes in their lives and sleep patterns during the pandemic. As more people have switched to working and attending school from home, it’s led many to push back their bedtimes.Read more on powerofpositivity.com