Dr. Reut Gruber interviewed on CTV News

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Published: 21Sep2021

Let them hit snooze: Sleeping in helped teenagers cope with pandemic stress, study finds

These questions were explored in a new McGill study that analyzed how studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the sleep habits of adolescents. The study, published in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, found that teens were better rested during the pandemic — a finding which the study’s lead author found rather surprising. “We thought they would sleep less or [would] be suffering in their sleep, but they actually slept longer,” said Dr. Reut Gruber, who is a psychiatry professor at McGill.

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