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Background: Sleep is considered a vital for every feature of human life. Insufficient sleep has a immense negative influence on health and work. There is very restricted information about the impact of COVID‑19 on the sleep disturbance of health‑care workers. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic on sleep patterns on nurses working in COVID care area.
Methods: A cross‑sectional study was conducted on 310 health‑care workers (nurses and physicians) who were purposively enrolled for this study. An e‑survey method was used to collect data. A questionnaire including sociodemographic characteristics, queries about sleep disturbances, and the patient health questionnaire‑9 scale to assess anxiety among participants are among the research tools from the period of January to April to June 2020..
Results: Mean age of health‑care workers was 26.3 years (SD = 6.3). Most of them were women (81%) and married (71%). The majorities of nurses (85%) were not infected with COVID and were given suitable personal protective equipment (46%) in the hospital. The majority of participants (44%) got 6–8 h of sleep per night did not receive any sleep therapy (91%). The most of participants (46%) reported that they did not enjoy performing activities and were under moderate stress (15.4).
Conclusion: Health‑care workers are struggling to cope with the COVID‑19 pandemic with limited and almost hackneyed resources. Healthy sleep is everyone’s right. The current situation of the pandemic has a great impact on the psychological health of frontline health‑care workers by affecting their professional performance.