Contributor: Coping With Insomnia During COVID-19

By Manoj Malhotra, MD





December 18,2020

It is no surprise that sleep problems are on the rise due to life changes caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Based on my experience, the current environment, with myriad of shifts in our day-to-day lives, is a perfect storm for sleep challenges.1 Insomnia, an inability to fall and/or stay asleep, can be influenced by many things. Some may include your lifestyle, sleep routine and habits, and the environment around you. They may also include factors inside the body such as the ability to turn up or down wake signals in the brain.

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