Quarantine Habits: New Data Reveals Surprising Trends

by | May 1, 2020


Quarantine Habits: New Data Reveals Surprising Trends

Lockdown is a different type of lifestyle, and thanks to technology we know what yours likely looks like.

Chances are you’re well connected by a number of devices in your home and your pocket. Thanks to whatever you happen to carry around with you a lot of your habits, likes and dislikes are tracked. Now Bloomberg is taking a look at that data and painting a picture of life under quarantine. Here are some things they discovered…

People are sleeping later than usual. Without morning commutes and worrying about getting somewhere on time, people are getting a few extra z’s. The morning surge in electricity usage has moved from between six and eight to between eight and nine.

People are also slacking off in the afternoons. Without a set schedule, people are taking it easy when they need a little break. And since people are waking up later, they’re staying up later. People are winding down their days with digital entertainment.

Data shows a surge that starts around six p-m and lasts until ten or twelve. Let’s see if these habits can be broken.

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