NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans have changed their day-to-day habits due to the coronavirus pandemic, and some of those habits can have serious health implications. ValuePenguin's latest survey has found that 1 in 4 Americans are sleeping less, while 1 in 5 are drinking more alcohol.
We surveyed more than 2,000 Americans in early October to better understand health habits and how they're changing due to the pandemic. Here's what we learned.
- More than 1 in 4 Americans are getting less sleep amid the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, 64% of consumers aren't getting at least seven hours of sleep a night, up 16% from February and March, when ValuePenguin asked respondents the same question.
- Nearly 3 in 10 millennials (28%) are drinking more alcohol during the pandemic than prior to it, as are a quarter of men. Overall, 22% said they're drinking more often.
- 19% of consumers say using tobacco is their unhealthiest habit, followed by not getting enough sleep (18%) and not getting enough exercise (16%).
- 49% of consumers say they're practicing healthier habits now than they were prior to the pandemic. Though sleep habits have declined, more are eating vegetables and avoiding fast food.
View full report: Health Habits Report
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