Are You Facing Insomnia After Covid And How?

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : September 20, 2022

Covid 19 pandemic has a wide range of effects on daily life. The majority of the population of the world who suffered from the pandemic still goes through its adverse effects. A major stressful response of the covid 19 pandemic is sleep deprivation. It is proven to be one of the long-term effects of the pandemic and it happens as a result of a disturbed sleeping routine. Recovery from the pandemic interrupts the body’s natural sleeping cycle and thus creates difficulties in falling asleep. 

Regarding the immunity of the body, the virus can cause your immunity systems to act up for the prevention and this can result in the production of some proteins which can alter the rate of sleep. Getting poor sleep can for sure make you less immune to viruses and other diseases.


Another fact is that viral infections have been shown to shorten sleeping time. Various studies conducted by medical experts on the long-term effects of covid 19 systematically proved that people who contract with the covid struggle to fall asleep more than people without it.

Are You Facing Insomnia After Covid And How?

Covid insomnia is one of the prolonged symptoms of covid which can persist even after recovering from the viral infection. It may take several weeks or months to attain full recovery from these long-term effects.

Mental health problems including stress and anxiety can also result in covid associated insomnia. 

Our sleeping routine affects the overall wellness of our body and maintaining a regular sleeping schedule is crucial when it comes to optimal health. Our sleeping habits can be enhanced through various methods. Having an active lifestyle with healthy food habits can help you to maintain your body’s equilibrium to a great extent and can improve sleeping quality. Reducing alcohol consumption can aid in falling asleep. Doing an ample amount of exercise on a daily basis will not only provides you with good sleep but can also improve the metabolic functions of your body.

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What Is Coronasomnia?

Coronasomnia is the term widely used to refer to the increased sleeping issues that emerged during or after post covid period. The major symptom of coronasomnia is trouble getting sleep. Increased stress levels and anxiety are also symptoms of coronasomnia. Creating a peaceful environment for sleeping can induce sleep and provide you with sound sleep. It is better to avoid daytime naps to get a full sleep at night. Taking short naps in day time can make you less sleepy at night. 

During the pandemic period, the global population came across numerous challenges including physical and mental issues. Mental issues were way worse to deal with than physical issues. The reaction to these situations can have a massive impact on our bodily functions and our health. The long-term symptoms and difficulties of the epidemic can only be reduced by regulating our routines. Adapting to a more healthy lifestyle can resolve this uncertain situation. The post-covid issues may take up to weeks or months to relieve but with proper regulation of routines, recovery is much easy. Maintaining a healthy routine is the key element when it comes to recovery. 

Regarding the medication, make sure to seek medical advice before taking any medications. Avoid taking sleeping pills for sleep deprivation. Excessive usage of sleeping pills can cause various other bodily issues. 

Alternative methods such as yoga and meditation have also proved to be effective in reducing mental health problems including stress and anxiety. 

You can try a bunch of home remedies that can cure insomnia. Most importantly avoid screen time before bed and try to sleep in a clean cold room because your sleeping environment plays a crucial role in your sleeping pattern.


🔵Cleveland Clinic (n.d) How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Impact Your Sleep (Available On):

🔵National Library Of Medicine (n.d) The acute effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on insomnia and psychological symptoms (Available On):

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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