Long-Term Covid and Insomnia

If living through a pandemic since 2020 has not been stressful enough, new studies are finding links between insomnia and long-term COVID effects. Sleep Score Labs defines long-term COVID as a general phrase used “to describe signs and symptoms that persist long after the time of original infection (beyond approximately 3 to 4 weeks). These long-term symptoms include a wide range of health problems – some mild, some severe – that are new, returning, or ongoing.”

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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder After COVID Infection

Clinicians are now recognizing sleep-related manifestations of long COVID. A sleep specialist sees a coronavirus infection as the only precipitant of RBD in a 69-year-old patient. By Jeffrey McGovern, MD, FAASM, FCCP A minority of patients infected with the COVID-19 virus develop “long COVID”—health problems linked to their infection that persist beyond four weeks. The … Read more

Night Owls and Sleep: COVID Altered Our Perceptions

By Krishna Sharma, Kaiser Health News Many so-called night owls feel that, when it comes to society’s expectations about when the workday should start, they drew the short straw. Research shows that “night owls” are hard-wired to sleep later, yet 9-to-5 work schedules force them to battle their physiology and wake up early. Research also … Read more