| Published: May 25, 2020

Boredom and sleep dysregulation during COVID-19 lockdown period

Neelam Hasmukh

M.A. Psychology, Department of Psychology, L.D. Arts College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vishalkumar Parmar

Assistant Professor, Institute of Behavioural Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.258/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.258


The onset of novel infectious disease known as Corona-virus disease (COVID-19) and it’s outbreak that has contagiously spread at a global level came to light on December 31, 2019 when the number of cases related to respiratory infection of an unknown cause in Wuhan City started increasing and China informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about it that subsequently started spreading rapidly to the rest of the world. The WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic and Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The government of respective countries ordered nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against COVID-19, restricting and limiting the movement of entire population by adopting social distancing, mass quarantine, stay at home ordinances and that have proven effective in breaking the chain of virus from spreading and infecting others. However, a prolonged home-stay has been observed to have an undesirable consequences concerned with mental, physical and emotional health like Boredom and Sleep dysregulation along with their impact on well-being that will be addressed in this article as the impact of COVID 19 is not only limited to human infection and death, other associated issues, as mentioned, need to be taken into account

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Published in   Annual Special Issue on COVID-19: A COMPILATION OF ITS IMPACT & SOLUTIONS