NEW YORK — Three in five Americans feel more tired now than they’ve ever been in their lives. In a study of 2,000 respondents, 59 percent say that spending so much time at home since early 2020 has permanently sapped them of their energy.
Fifty-eight percent confess to feeling disjointed and unfocused, and catching a few moments of sleep doesn’t appear to be a viable solution. Over half the poll (55%) think no amount of rest can help them feel focused during the day.
The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Monster Energy, found the most common energy-depleting activity to be poor sleep scheduling, according to 56 percent of respondents.
One in two people also blamed long work hours (53%) or staying inside too much (52%) during lockdowns as the reason for their perpetual exhaustion. Forty-six percent add their exhaustion is due to too much screen time, while 41 percent blame the lack of routine in their lives during the worst of the pandemic.