Long COVID patients report improvements following self-regulation therapy, study finds

by University of California, Los Angeles A new UCLA-led study suggests that some people living with long COVID may be able to alleviate certain symptoms by using short-term, self-regulating therapies. The small-scale study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, recruited a group of 20 long COVID patients, many of whom had been experiencing symptoms for more than […]

Circadian Rhythm, Sleep, and Immune Response and the Fight against COVID-19

Mohammed A. Al-Abri, 1 ,* Saif Al-Yaarubi, 2 and Elias A. Said 3 Oman Med J. 2023 Mar; 38(2): e477. Published online 2023 Mar 31. doi: 10.5001/omj.2023.38 PMCID: PMC10031746 PMID: 37009205 Abstract Sleep is an imperative physiological aspect that plays a vital role in maintaining hormonal and humeral functions of the body and hence a healthy life. Circadian rhythms are daily oscillations in human activities and […]

How did our dreams change when COVID-19 lockdowns ended?

By Yasemin Nicola Sakay Updated 2023 Medical News Today All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit our coronavirus hub for the most recent information on COVID-19. Whether it’s a feeling of being trapped, overall frustration, anxiety, or living in an alternate reality, the coronavirus […]

Can COVID-19 Cause Insomnia and Sleep Problems?

October 2023, Eric SuniStaff Writer, Dr. Anis Rehman Internal Medicine Physician The Sleep Foundation Key Takeaways Even years after the declaration of a global pandemic in March 2020, studies continue to document the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A growing body of evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 can cause both short- and long-term sleep […]

Coronasomnia: Definition, Symptoms, and Solutions

Updated October 26, 2023, Alexa FrySenior Health Editor, Dr. Abhinav SinghSleep Medicine Physician, The Sleep Foundation For many Americans, sleep problems aren’t new. More than one-third of Americans haven’t received enough sleep on a regular basis for years. Lack of good sleep is such a widespread problem that the CDC has called it a “public health epidemic.” […]

How Covid Affected Our Dreams

Elizaveta Solomonova Ph.D., Mind States, Posted June 18, 2022 What we dreamt about during Covid, and what it could tell us. KEY POINTS Studies show that both our waking and dreaming lives were influenced by the pandemic. While we were preoccupied with the pandemic itself and the profound changes in our habits and lifestyles, our dreams […]

Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated October 26, 2023, Eric Suni National Cancer Institute Since the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic in March 2020, COVID-19 has pushed the world into uncharted waters. More than 430 million people worldwide have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which has contributed to over 5.9 million deaths. The WHO coronavirus (COVID-19) dashboard […]

COVID-19 and Sleep Disorders: Is There a Link?

Healthline 2023 Sleep disorders such as insomnia are commonplace. However, the number of people reporting sleep quality issues has grown significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Insomnia can be short-lived or chronic. It also affects people differently. Some symptoms of insomnia are: If you’re wondering if COVID-19 can cause insomnia, read on. In […]

Narcolepsy following COVID‐19: A case report and review of potential mechanisms

Yazdani Roya, 1 Barzkar Farzaneh, 2 Almasi‐Dooghaee Mostafa, 1 Shojaie Mahsa, 1 and Zamani Babak 1 Clin Case Rep. 2023 Jun; 11(6): e7370. Published online 2023 May 25.https://doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.7370, PMCID: PMC10213711, PMID: 37251741 Abstract Key Clinical Message The immune activation in COVID‐19 may trigger narcolepsy in vulnerable patients. We suggest clinicians carefully evaluate patients with post‐COVID fatigue and hypersomnia for primary sleep disorders, specifically narcolepsy. Abstract The patient […]

Sleep disorders and COVID-19

Sushanth Bhata,∗ and Sudhansu Chokrovertyb, Sleep Med. 2022 Mar; 91: 253–261. 2021 Jul 18. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.07.021, PMCID: PMC8286239 PMID: 34391672 Abstract This chapter summarizes the known associations between COVID-19 and sleep dysfunction, including insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome and nightmares, and touches upon pandemic-related considerations for obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure treatment. Treatment strategies and management approaches […]