Post Covid 19
WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT DURING A PANDEMIC?
“Coronasomnia” is a new term that refers to sleep problems related to the pandemic. With increased stress and anxiety, there is a definite impact on our sleep and mental health, and the best way to combat it is to stick to good sleep hygiene practices.
The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t affect everyone in the same way. Of course, patients with the virus and frontline medical workers face the brunt of the direct impacts of the disease. But the consequences – economically, mentally, and emotionally – have spread far and wide, and post significant barriers to sleep.
The novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has ushered the world into uncharted waters. Countries have established various levels of lockdowns, economies have ground to a halt, and many people are afraid for themselves and their loved ones.
With such unprecedented changes coming so quickly, it’s understandable that the importance of sleep is flying under the radar. But as we adjust to stay-at-home orders and try to remain healthy in a time of COVID-19, focusing on sleeping well offers tremendous benefits.
Sleep is critical to physical health and effective functioning of the immune system. It’s also a key promoter of emotional wellness and mental health, helping to beat back stress, depression, and anxiety.
Whether you’ve had sleeping problems before COVID-19 or if they’ve only come on recently, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your sleep during this global pandemic.
Many people with COVID-19 or post COVID-19 are experiencing severe breathlessness and sleeplessness.
Gulf Coast Sleep Specialist provides unique, personalized care for patients suffering with long COVID symptoms.