The pandemic that we are facing started at the same time as our lab was supposed to. Therefore, the beginning of our new research projects were delayed. Our team had to adapt to virtual lectures and online tutorials, could only restrictively meet in the university building and projects requiring a sleep lab had to be postponed. Luckily, by now, we got used to the new situation and are on our way to start two new research projects, which we all are excited about. Nevertheless, the situation seems rather difficult to anticipate, making future plans uncertain. We hope that the pandemic will be under control soon, not only in the benefit of further research but also for the wellbeing of all people affected.