The peak of the new crown epidemic has passed, and most people in "Yangjiang" have long been freed from coughing, fatigue and other ailments. However, for some people, the root cause of insomnia with the new crown remains. All night... making all these people miserable.
How does a new crown cause insomnia? Should I take sleeping pills? How long does insomnia last and how can you get rid of it? Today, a psychologist will talk about how to deal with "new crown insomnia."
Your insomnia may actually be due to your new crown
Has Insomnia Really Increased After COVID? Data sets answer everything.
Prior to the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the global rate of sleep disorders was 27%. Several surveys and data have shown a significant increase in the prevalence of sleep problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, the global prevalence of insomnia was 36.7%, and among COVID-19 patients, this rate was as high as 74.8%.
After the new crown appears, many people toss and turn and have trouble falling asleep, dream and wake up easily, wake up and never sleep again, or even stay awake at night... This condition is also called "new crown insomnia". ". , commonly known as COVID-19-related sleep disorders, include sleep deprivation, poor sleep quality, insomnia, and circadian rhythm disturbances.
New corona insomnia is closely related to leaks in the blood-brain barrier. Everyone knows that insomnia in COVID-19 is one of the major problems in patients' recovery after infection with COVID-19, but investigations into the mechanism of this phenomenon are still in their infancy.
Novel coronavirus can enter the brain through ACE2 receptors on brain microvascular endothelial cells, causing a cytokine storm, endothelial inflammation, and changes in the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, leading to new coronary insomnia.
At the same time, sleep deprivation due to COVID-19 may cause mild inflammation in the brain, which may contribute to a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, which may lead to an opening of the blood-brain barrier. The door of Corona 10. 19 enters the brain and causes further damage to the central nervous system.
The new coronavirus can also infect the olfactory nerve, from the olfactory nerve to the frontal lobe, the frontal part of the brain responsible for personality and behavior. They can also cause insomnia.
These factors can easily lead to new crown insomnia.
Physical Discomforts Being infected with the novel coronavirus can affect your sleep: physical discomfort, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fatigue, and even shortness of breath or shortness of breath.
Psychological Issues The mental issues of COVID-19 are ubiquitous, including loneliness, anxiety, fear, stress, extreme fatigue, and health issues. Worrying about poor sanitation, worrying about viral infections in the family, worrying about the rising cost of living, decreasing income, economic insecurity, parenting problems, illness and death of the elderly, etc. Anxiety and depression are greatly increased, leading to severe insomnia. .
Disruptions to sleep rhythms Disruption of normal circadian rhythms during COVID-19, increased need for daytime and nighttime sleep, and lack of nighttime sleep have been associated with physical and psychological problems that occur during COVID-19 infection. Some people have already disrupted their sleep rhythms by staying up late to watch the World Cup, which brings insomnia a hidden danger to future new crowns.
Lifestyle Changes Lifestyles have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Going out less, staying at home, sitting for a long time, exercising less, eating or eating a lot of food, and overeating lead to weight gain and increase the number of patients with obstructive sleep apnea, which affects sleep.
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