Disrupted sleep and dreams after covid

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Hi guys I tested positive for covid back in late August, my symptoms were a sore throat then a dry persistent cough but thankfully nothing serious. But then within a few days I began to experience insomnia, taking a while to fall asleep and very vivid dreams including nightmares when I do sleep. I've not got any of the covid symptoms anymore but the insomnia and dreams when I do sleep is persisting. I am getting enough sleep to get by on but it can be a bit annoying as I wake up when my dreams end this can be 1am, 2am, 3am etc, it's a few times a night. I'm not sleeping right through like I used to. Did anyone else have sleep problems after getting covid?

Thanks. Ben.

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    Hi Ben! I experienced exactly what you're experiencing the first time I had covid back in february of 2020! It has taken me a long time to get my sleep back on track and now guess what, I have covid again! So I'm sure the sleep issues and weird dreams will return!

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    Just found this when researching - I've had it 3 times now. After the first 2 I couldn't sleep properly for months, I would be wide awake until 3am and then I couldn't wake up in the morning. It started to affect my life because, no matter what I took or did, I couldn't alter it.

    After the third one, however, I'm tired ALL the time and every time I fall asleep I have vivid, negative dreams that are always quite intense and I'm often tired and sometimes have a headache when I wake up from the exhaustion. Its making me anxious to fall asleep, which is almost certainly making the dreams worse

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