OBJECTIVES: The COVID-19 pandemic may contribute to sleep problems among older adults with chronic conditions . We examined factors linked to pandemic-related sleep disturbances in a US sample of adults aged 50 and older with chronic conditions .
DESIGN: Cross-sectional anonymous online survey between May 14 and July 9 , 2020 .
SETTING: Michigan (82.3% of participants) and 33 other US states .
PARTICIPANTS: Total of 705 adults (Mâ¯=â¯64.57 years, SDâ¯=â¯8.82, rangeâ¯=â¯50-94) who reported at least one chronic condition . MEASUREMENTS: Sociodemographic and health characteristics, physical activity, media use, pandemic-related stress, social resources, and pandemic-related sleep disturbances .
RESULTS: In the fully adjusted regression models, people who reported more worry about COVID-19 infection, more financial strain, and greater loneliness reported significantly greater pandemic-related sleep disturbances .
CONCLUSIONS: These findings identify factors that may heighten risk of sleep problems since the COVID-19 pandemic in an especially vulnerable subgroup of older adults.