Why is sleep problem increasing in people who have recovered after being hit by Kovid?
Surveys from all over the world show that Corona has had a significant impact on people’s sleep, stress levels have increased.
Understand what is deep sleep and what is happening in the body when you sleep
After the year 2020, many times the wave of Kovid 19 engulfed people all over the world. The second wave that came in India was very dangerous. People died on a large scale in that. In other countries of the world also, the first, second and third wave took many lives. During this, a large number of such people also remained, who came under the grip of Corona. After getting ill from this, he also got cured. But for most of such people, now having sleep problems has become a common problem.
If you talk to most of the people who have recovered from Kovid, their answer will be that where earlier they used to sleep deeply, now it is not so with them. His sleep breaks many times in the night. Sometimes there is a problem in sleeping and the biggest thing is that sleep has been affected. He used to feel refreshed in the morning after a good sleep earlier, not at all because good sleep has become a thing of the past for him.
This is such a symptom, which has seriously engulfed those people who are in the grip of Kovid, who remained here in the grip of Kovid for a long time or reached the hospital in critical condition. He got cured but since then he is facing many problems.
What symptoms are common after corona
These symptoms are common all over the world regarding Kovid. Apart from this, shortness of breath and brain fogging are also some common symptoms of long-covid. Many researches done in the past say that in corona-infected patients, sleep-related problems may persist long after the disease is over.
Many research teams around the world have done research on the sleep of Kovid patients or people suffering from Kovid and their sleeping pattern. It came to know that people who have been affected by Kovid are facing the problem of “sleep disturbance”.
People who have been affected by Kovid are facing the problem of “sleep disturbance”. (shutter stock)
Stress level increased after Kovid, its effect on sleep
Rachel Member, director of the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program and professor of psychiatric and behavioral sciences, says this is happening. Although this does not apply to all but these problems are coming. People’s stress levels have increased after Kovid, so it is affecting sleep. Especially the stress level of the people who reached the hospital has increased. Worry and anxiety have started having a negative impact on sleep. However, some people have also been affected by the disaster that earlier they could not sleep properly, now their sleep has become better. This is causing insomnia problems.
People who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. They may also be affected by insomnia. People suffering from this get late sleep. Many times his sleep breaks in the night or his eyes open early in the morning without getting enough sleep.
What does the Sleep Foundation survey say?
A survey by the Sleep Foundation, an international organization, says that during the days of Kovid, 40 percent people have complained about sleep problems. When the first wave of Kovid came, these symptoms emerged in 36 percent of the people. Then due to the long stay of Kovid, 31 percent people are showing symptoms of sleep disturbance. Lack of sleep or not getting good sleep affects the body’s immune system.
The survey conducted in many countries around the world shows that Kovid 19 has created this problem in 52 percent of the people. Although Kovid 19 has also left some other symptoms on people. (shutter stock)
The survey conducted by this organization in many countries around the world shows that Kovid 19 has created this problem in 52 percent of the people. Although Kovid 19 has also left some other symptoms on people. Many people are facing the problem of cough very quickly, while many people are suffering from throat infection very quickly. Some have started having breathing problems. Nose may run. Complaints of headache and body ache can remain constant. Although it is less, but in some the ability to taste and smell has also been affected. getting tired
Many researches have shown that after having Kovid, having trouble sleeping has become a big problem. In the analysis of about five lakh people from 49 countries, 52 percent of the people were troubled by sleep data.
Symptoms of sleep disorder insomnia are on the rise
In another similar research published in the journal Eclinic Medicine, researchers sent online forms to 3,762 participants from 56 countries, in which many questions were asked. All of them had long-covid. From the answers received from the participants between June and November 2020, it was found that about 80 percent of them are having trouble sleeping. Among these problems, the maximum number of insomnia was found.
How does the body feel if there is no sleep
Sleep is very important for humans. If sleep is not complete at night, or if you can sleep for a short time, then people do not feel well the next day. They have difficulty concentrating or working. When we are in sleep, our body also recharges and repairs itself. Sleep also strengthens our body’s ability to fight diseases and we are able to face infections better.
what happens in the body when we sleep
Sleep is also helpful for the redistribution of T-cells in the lymph nodes. T-cells are white blood cells, which play a very important role in our immunity. They release antibodies, which eliminate the presence of the virus. When we are sleeping, during that time our body is doing many important work. For example, to store important parts of memory. Submission of new information. Getting rid of unnecessary details.
Research shows that what we read while sleeping after studying, the brain converts it into memory and stores it within itself. According to the Sleep Foundation, when we wake up the next day, we can learn new things, get new information, the brain prepares for this only during sleep.
Understand the science of sleep and the cycle
The Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) says that one sleep cycle is of 90 minutes. Normally we complete 4-5 such cycles in one night’s sleep. The first stage of the 90-minute cycle is called non rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. In common parlance, it is deep sleep. This cycle runs for 60-70 minutes before 90 minutes after sleeping.
The second stage is called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. In this time we see more dreams. Mostly we remember the things of sleep during this time. When we are sleeping, NREM gradually decreases and REM increases. All the people who talk about sleep disorders, they have problems related to these two phases.
Everyone’s sleep needs are different
The need of sleep is not the same for every person. Some people feel refreshed after sleeping for 5-6 hours a day. These are called ‘short term sleepers’ and some people who sleep for 8-10 hours are called ‘long term sleepers’. If the person who sleeps for 5-6 hours has reduced his sleep to 2-3 hours and the person who sleeps for 8-10 hours has reduced his sleep to 5-6 hours, then these can be the initial symptoms of sleep disorders.
If this problem persists continuously for 2-3 weeks, then it may be the initial stage of the disease. For this, first you can consult the General Physician.
tips for good sleep
Do not drink tea or coffee two hours before sleeping.
Do not eat heavy food.
Don’t smoke at all.
– Set up a bed and a place
Stay away from TV or screens before sleeping
– If you are going to the bathroom again and again, talk to the doctor
Follow a fixed routine. Have a fixed time to sleep, wake up and exercise
Light breathing exercise and walk will also be beneficial.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 13, 2023, 15:49 IST