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Sleeping , Insomnia . I am having trouble sleeping even though I’m really tired

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: April 28, 2022 7:45 AM
hannahradi 28 days

30 year old female, With insomnia issues. I just recovered from Covid19 since March 18 this year. I have always had issues going to sleep, Usually if I go to bed at 11pm, If I’m lucky I would probably sleep around 3-4am( if I get any sleep at all). I do notice that the insomnia gets worst after I recovered from covid19. This is making me have no energy for days and its not productive for me to be this way for long. Please advise if medication is appropriate for my diagnose and where I could possible refer this to? If there is any advise further, would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you

Dr Sashini Seeni 28 days
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Hello and good afternoon.

Thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your situation. I will try to help you.

According to a research, it stated that sleep disturbances were commonly reported during recovery period in post-COVID-19 patients. Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep. It can be caused by jet lag, stress and anxiety, hormones, or digestive problems. It may also be a symptom of another condition.

Insomnia can be problematic for your overall health and quality of life, potentially causing:

  • depression
  • difficulty concentrating
  • irritability
  • weight gain
  • impaired work or school performance

Regarding your problem,insomnia usually gets better by changing your sleeping habits. You can follow these tips to cope up with your sleeping problem.

  • go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • relax at least 1 hour before bed, for example, take a bath or read a book
  • make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet – use curtains, blinds, an eye mask or ear plugs if needed
  • exercise regularly during the day
  • make sure your mattress, pillows and covers are comfortable

Lastly, before buying any over-the-counter medication for your sleeping issues please consult with a doctor.

Therefore I highly recommend you speak to your doctor regarding your situation to provide you with the safest and best route of care to manage your condition as a whole, taking into account the various factors mentioned above and more. You can contact our doctor online for further information and treatment.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Apr 28 2022 07:45:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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