Dozee, a remote and contactless health monitoring device, is examining the health of over 20000 people at home and hospital set up. As the nation is in over eleven weeks of lockdown, anxiety levels are on the rise. To analyse sleep patterns in India during the lockdown, Dozee has studied sleep of over 382 people (14,483 sleeps recorded over 10 weeks) belonging to the age group of 10-85 years. Various parameters such as sleep duration, sleep time, wakeup time, time to sleep and stress levels were monitored. The study encapsulates median sleep duration, time taken to fall asleep has increased due to increased anxiety amongst people, increasing number of naps and wake up time etc.
Mr Mudit Dandwate, Co-Founder, Dozee said: “Tracking health through sleep during daunting times like these reveal immensely about our health. The study aims to provide quality data which can be actioned. We are eager to share this information for people to be better equipped during the pandemic. Sleep is an important parameter and we have witnessed a rise in sleep issues during the lockdown. Also with Dozee, we aim to capture this qualitative data for medical professionals to understand patient issues better to resolve them. ”
Dr Manvir Bhatia, Sleep Expert said: “ During this time I have seen more than 100 patients (teleconsultation), all ages and genders -with sleep complaints. The major ones being – difficulty in falling asleep, marked delay in bedtime and waking up the afternoon. This has resulted in the heaviness of head during the day, increased lethargy, poor productivity and a low mood. These problems appeared de novo in some patients and some who had insomnia but were doing well worsened during this period. A few also had complaints of palpitations, and diff in breathing just before falling asleep – as symptoms of anxiety. The advice to everyone is to make sure you follow a good day and night routine, adequate exercise during the day, avoid excess use of caffeine and alcohol, and have a relaxing pre-bedtime routine. If the problems persist then please seek help, and do not self medicate.”