Covid 19 and Sleep Disorders

Dr. Mobi on Lifestyle TV USA

15-02-2022 • 6 mins

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on sleep quality  • Insomnia, sleep fragmentation, nightmares, anxiety and depression have become more common among the general population in the context of COVID-19 (“coronasomnia/COVID-somia”). Female gender, pre-existing psychiatric conditions, urban living, exposure to COVID-19 related news and lack of social support are the main drivers. The appropriate management strategy remains unclear. • Sleep dysfunction is more common among HCWs than the general community and is related to factors such as number and duration of shifts, volume of patient exposure, access to PPE and adequate hand hygiene. • Lockdown has resulted in certain notable trends in sleep-wake cycles (decreased social jetlag, later bedtimes, increased time in bed, emergence of napping). • The presence of OSA worsens clinical course and outcomes for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. --- Support this podcast:

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