People with insomnia have a higher risk of getting into depression and people with depression and anxiety have trouble sleeping. As per a John Hopkins report, “People with insomnia , for example, may have a tenfold higher risk of developing depression than people who get a good night’s sleep. And among people with depression, 75 percent have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. “
Sleep patterns have been disturbed during COVID pandemic, no doubt. The immediate switch from office to work from home; exposure to more screen time, and limited outdoor activities hampered the normal sleep pattern of individuals.
But years later, sleep disturbance is still one of the major issues people face. In long COVID, in which the long term effect of the COVID is seen in people weeks and months after the infection, sleeping issues is a major symptom.
Post-traumatic stress disorder after recovery from COVID has been correlated to sleep problems in many individuals.