Meal and Sleep Timing before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Anonymous Survey Study from Sweden

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, SLEEPWELL Research Program en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Neurosciences en
dc.contributor.author Benedict, Christian
dc.contributor.author Brandao, Luiz Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Merikanto, Ilona
dc.contributor.author Partinen, Markku
dc.contributor.author Bjorvatn, Bjørn
dc.contributor.author Cedernaes, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-24T11:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-24T11:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06
dc.identifier.citation Benedict , C , Brandao , L E , Merikanto , I , Partinen , M , Bjorvatn , B & Cedernaes , J 2021 , ' Meal and Sleep Timing before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Anonymous Survey Study from Sweden ' , Clocks & sleep , vol. 3 , no. 2 , pp. 251-258 . https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep3020015 en
dc.identifier.issn 2624-5175
dc.identifier.other PURE: 162446681
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: fa7034c6-e5f9-483e-858e-7c377f52769d
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000667266300001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-8182-9368/work/98919009
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-1222-6678/work/98919918
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333486
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, such as stay-at-home-orders, have significantly altered daily routines and lifestyles. Given their importance for metabolic health, we herein compared sleep and meal timing parameters during vs. before the COVID-19 pandemic based on subjective recall, in an anonymous Swedish survey. Among 191 adults (mean age: 47 years; 77.5% females), we show that social jetlag, i.e., the mismatch in sleep midpoint between work and free days, was reduced by about 17 min during the pandemic compared with the pre-pandemic state (p < 0.001). Concomitantly, respondents’ sleep midpoint was shifted toward morning hours during workdays (p < 0.001). A later daily eating midpoint accompanied the shift in sleep timing (p = 0.001). This effect was mainly driven by a later scheduled first meal (p < 0.001). No difference in the timing of the day’s last meal was found (p = 0.814). Although our survey was limited in terms of sample size and by being cross-sectional, our results suggest that the delay in sleep timing due to the COVID-19 pandemic was accompanied by a corresponding shift in the timing of early but not late meals. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en
dc.subject LOCKDOWN en
dc.subject SOCIAL JETLAG en
dc.subject Sweden en
dc.subject TIME en
dc.subject anonymous survey en
dc.subject meal timing en
dc.subject sleep timing en
dc.title Meal and Sleep Timing before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Anonymous Survey Study from Sweden en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/clockssleep3020015
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