Insomnia After COVID-19 is Likely, Per a New Study


Many people with COVID-19 seem able to move on with their lives with relative ease after a few uncomfortable days, or maybe a couple weeks.

But sleep issues in the months following COVID-19 may be a bigger issue than has been reported in earlier long COVID research.

For a study published on February 4, 2024, in Frontiers of Public Health, scientists in Vietnam surveyed more than 1,000 people who had recovered from COVID-19 that did not require hospitalization; none had a prior history of insomnia or psychiatric conditions.

Just over 76 percent reported experiencing insomnia within six months after their initial infection, the researchers found. Of those patients, nearly 23 percent said their insomnia was severe.



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