People aren’t sleeping well in lockdown, leading to a spike in back pain, a survey has found. Almost two-thirds of the respondents to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) survey said that anxiety was keeping them awake at night, while half reported new neck, shoulder or back pain. The latter is thought to be a side effect of the shift to home working: millions of people who once sat at office desks are now hunched over laptops.
Despite the hordes of joggers in open spaces 60% of respondents said they’re getting less exercise than before lockdown, a third say they are eating less healthily and 20% say they are drinking more alcohol.
The panel includes:
Kelly O’Neill, Director of Public Health at Hounslow Council.
Elizabeth Adams: Leadership Catalyst and Confidante and Board Facilitator
Ed Hussey, Director of People Solutions at Menzies
Nicholas Rose: Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, Coach and Supervisor
Jacqueline McCouat: Chief Executive of Anchor Counselling