'Wag magpuyat! Lack of sleep linked to higher COVID-19 risk

'Wag magpuyat! Lack of sleep linked to higher COVID-19 risk

- A study revealed that people who lack sleep, or those who suffer from a disrupted sleep or insomnia have a higher risk of COVID-19

- Those who were infected with COVID-19 and who experienced previous sleep issues were found to have severe symptoms

- In addition, high-risk healthcare workers also suffered from longer recovery periods

- An extra hour of sleep lowers the odds of the patient from becoming infected with COVID-19 by 12%

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A new study published in BMJ Nutrition Prevention and Health, found that people who get sufficient amounts of sleep have a lower risk of COVID-19.

'Wag magpuyat! Lack of sleep linked to higher COVID-19 risk
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On the other hand, those who experience sleep problems like insomnia and having disrupted sleep, as well as experiencing daily burnout, also have a higher COVID-19 risk.

Minha Rajput-Ray, Medical Director of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition & Health, stated that the study highlights how quality sleep and time to recharge can prevent burnout and also consequences.

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"This study spotlights an often neglected area of wellbeing: the need for quality sleep and re-charge time to prevent burnout and its consequences," said Rajput-Ray.

Most of the frontline health workers average less than seven hours of sleep a night.

According to Forbes, the researchers noted that those who had no sleep, or those with difficulty falling asleep have a higher 88% chance of getting infected with COVID-19.

In a news release, it stated that an additional hour of sleep lowers the odds of infection by 12% among clinicians.

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'Wag magpuyat! Lack of sleep linked to higher COVID-19 risk
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