The Impact of Sleep Quality on COVID19 Diagnosis and Symptoms

Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Department of Medicine

Over the past few months, our lives have changed tremendously both at home and in the work place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will examine the association between sleep duration and quality and risk of having COVID-19 and related symptoms in individuals who have participated or screened for studies related to sleep and Cardiometabolic health. Participants will be contacted and administered questionnaires related to their sleep, stress, clinical, and COVID-19 symptoms both during and prior to the pandemic. The relationship between sleep duration and quality prior to the pandemic and COVID-19 diagnosis and symptoms will be assessed. We will also examine how the pandemic has affected sleep quality in these individuals. The new questionnaires will allow us to also determine the relationship between COVID-19 diagnoses and symptoms and lifestyle behaviors as well as the impact the outbreak has on lifestyle behaviors. These data will provide additional knowledge on which to base public health recommendations for virus outbreak prevention efforts.