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F0 is tired of insomnia, experts show how to fix it

At 2 a.m., Ms. Nguyen Thu Ha (27 years old, from Hai Duong) lay on this side, turning on the other side forever unable to sleep. She got up and opened her phone and searched the Internet for the phrase: “Method to improve insomnia when infected with COVID-19”. Then she played soft music, immediately practiced the method of meditation in bed. Even so, she could not sleep. One day when she was sleeping, she woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep.

She showed symptoms such as an itchy throat, constant sneezing, mild cough, slightly sore limbs and red eyes on March 6, quickly tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. On the 2nd day, she started to feel tired, had a high fever, red eyes, unusual heat and cold, accompanied by a lot of cough, dizziness, especially severe insomnia. These symptoms would disappear with time, but until now, she has not been able to sleep for 4 hours for 9 days.

Ms. Ha is the editor of a news website. The specifics of her job make her still work online during COVID-19 treatment. The prolonged lack of sleep, making her always in a state of “stupidity”, unable to concentrate on doing anything. After sitting at the computer for 10 minutes, she felt dizzy and put her head on the table. 9 days she lost 2kg.

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Many people have trouble sleeping in the treatment and post-COVID-19 phase. (Illustration)

At the beginning of March, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Muoi (50 years old, in Hanoi) was infected with COVID-19 with mild symptoms. On the first day after she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, she had a slight fever and was tired, but the patient was still able to eat and drink normally. In the days that followed, she was almost awake. Every night she tosses back and forth, her heart pounding. “I tried to relax my body, drink sedative tea, herbal sleeping pills but the condition did not improve.” she said.

Before the COVID-19 treatment phase, health Her physical and mental health is quite good, “putting her back on the bed is sleeping”. But since she got COVID-19, her sleep has been broken into many small intervals, 1-2 hours long. On average, she sleeps 3-4 hours a day. Lack of sleep makes the body always sluggish, dark circles under the eyes, dark skin. The 50-year-old woman became more sensitive, and noises such as the sound of the TV and children playing also annoyed her.

To improve this situation, she bought a box of herbal sleeping pills, a box of 30 pills, priced at 70,000 VND. Take one pill a day, but only for the first 1-2 days, then almost stay up all night. Up to now, even though she has recovered from COVID-19, the symptoms of insomnia still persist, adversely affecting this woman’s life.

A lot of F0 and after recovering from the disease suffer from insomnia, restless sleep, affecting work and daily activities. Not only in Vietnam but also in the world, studies also clearly show this phenomenon in people with COVID-19 and post-COVID.

According to Dr. Truong Huu Khanh (Vice President of the Ho Chi Minh City Infectious Diseases Union), losing sleep during COVID-19 is normal. Insomnia that can occur during COVID-19 can also occur after COVID-19.

This is usually caused by stress. Therefore, people need to do healthy things, bring joy, laughter, comfort to you to relieve stress. If you have insomnia, stress, headache, then take the appropriate herbal medicine, there is no need to endure the discomfort and then stress more.

In addition, the patient needs a healthy, balanced diet, rest, and exercise. Everyone needs to get into the habit of sleeping 6-8 hours a night and try to go to bed – wake up at the same time every day of the week. Should sleep before 23 o’clock.

Besides, before going to bed, it is necessary to reduce the time using electronic devices. You can also soak your feet or meditate for 30 minutes before bed.

Another doctor shared, in a prolonged state of insomnia, patients can use mild sedatives, but must be prescribed by a specialist.

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