It’s not just you, sleepyhead: Complaints of sleep disorders are on the rise over the past year, according to Dr. Alon Avidan, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. “We’ve seen an epidemic of sleep issues of sleep disorders along with the pandemic, because you have more active observers now, people sleeping next to each other without business trips to break it up,” he says. “We’ve also seen problems with insomnia and anxiety, leading to abnormal dreaming. And now, some people are gaining weight because they’re indoors and not active,” which can also lead to sleep disruption.
And then there’s snoring—the noisy, sleep-wrecking condition that might indicate potentially serious health issues and definitely makes a restful night impossible, both for the snorer and the…snoree? Here’s how to deal with it.