“CORONOSOMIA”: COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND ASSOCIATED SLEEP DISORDER AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN BASRAH CITY-SOUTHERN OF IRAQ
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COVID-19 patients may develop sleep difficulties, and sleep issues are expected to become more common in 2020. This epidemic is linked to sleeplessness, nightmares, sleep apnea, fatigue, exhaustion, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder. In Basrah, cross-sectional observational research was conducted. This study included (158) COVID-19-positive hospitalized patients chosen randomly from the intensive care unit and infectious disease ward. A total of 158 patients were enrolled in the trial, with (118) (74%) of them having a sleep disturbance. Frequent awakening during Sleep is the most common symptom, followed by insomnia. Furthermore, the sleep disorder is more common among the desaturated patient, the younger age group and the longer hospital stay , and there was a statistically significant difference from the older age, the saturated group, and the shorter duration of hospitalization. Still, the difference was not significant between the genders.
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