The latest research shows that “Long COVID” leads to “insomnia” and worse memory thinking.

During this period, Thai people have to place their cards high becauseCOVID-19 Return to the epidemic again (Small wave), although many people have received the vaccine, but there is a chance to be infected And don’t forget that COVID will have symptoms after recovery”Long covid“Followed for several months. which affects everyday life quite a bit

Also, recently, a new study surveyed by a group of test participants found that up to 1 in 4 people with Long Covid have sleep problems, including insomnia. and sleep abnormally and more than half have memory problems and worse thinking, divided into

  • 22.2% of the insomnia test group
  • 3.1% of the test group had trouble sleeping more than usual
  • 53.4% ​​of the test group Worsening memory problems

In the above report, Associate Professor Dr. Thira Woratanarat, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University It was published through personal Facebook “Thira Woratanarat” and further explained the results of the above study Research leader Moura AEF and a research team of Brazil. A follow-up study was conducted to evaluate a group of patients previously infected with COVID-19 who tested Long COVID of 189 people until this survey data came out

However, the results of that study are in line with what is found today, that is, not many people experience both problems.can not sleep” including memory problems that affect everyday life, work or study

condition Long COVID It can happen to all sexes and ages, whether infected with no symptoms, fewer symptoms or more symptoms, and adults are more at risk than children. and females are more at risk than males. The abnormal symptoms of Long COVID can occur in every system in the body. and lead to long term chronic disease problems

And research from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine recently published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS) indicates the effects Long COVID that affects sleep worse too

Recent research shows

Researchers found that 50% of adult patients with “Life stress is already there” after being infected with COVID and having symptoms of trying COVID will be at least 2 times more likely to occur depression, dementia, fatigue sleep problems and other long term symptoms

In a follow-up study on 790 COVID patients after recovery from COVID at 6 months and 12 months (1 year), participants reported experiencing significant life stress after experiencing hypothyroidism. Long COVID in the 12 month period

Factors that increase their stress and anxiety include unemployment, financial instability, stomach problems, deaths of close relations, emerging disabilities. (Severe symptoms of being sick with COVID until the body system is damaged)

Lead researcher Professor Jennifer A. Frontera, from NYU Langone Health’s Department of Neuroscience, said: Patients need therapeutic treatments that reduce the trauma of stressful life events. But more research is needed to validate the best method.”

Recent research shows

In addition, in the second duplicate study researchers found that people with Long COVID had symptoms of three recently identified disease groups:

Group 1: mild symptoms He received only a little treatment (mainly headache) and was cured.

Group 2: Multiple symptoms such as anxiety and depression treated with antidepressants and psychotherapy.

Group 3: Mainly pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath, shortness of breath, headache, poor memory. The majority received physical therapy.

From the analysis, the most affected patients were found to be the 2nd syndrome, which had higher rates of disability. There was anxiety, depression, fatigue and poor sleep, with 97% of people with the condition when treated with psychiatric therapy saying they actually got better.

So, how to avoid Long COVID It’s probably best to protect yourself from getting infected with COVID or not getting re-infected. In addition, the booster vaccination was completed as scheduled. It is another important thing to help reduce the risk of serious illness, death and reduce the risk of Prolonged COVID.


References: BioMedCentral, Professor Assoc. Dr. Teera Worathanarat, ScienceDaily