How can an omicron infection develop? Some symptoms may get worse at night. Reports from other countries indicate that the predominant complaints are dry cough, sore throat and night sweats. All of these can interfere with normal sleep, resulting in a weakened body.
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1. Nocturnal coronavirus symptoms: Dry cough keeps them up at night
What are the most common symptoms of an Omikron variant?
Infections caused by Omicron may be similar to seasonal infections. The most common symptoms are: Sore throat, itchy throat, headache, weakness, tiredness, backache, diarrhoea. It turns out that there are a lot of similarities in terms of symptoms between them flu and Omicron, incl. Headache, sore throat, weakness. In the case of Omicron, it appears rarely RhinitisAnd QatarAnd, instead, diseases of the throat predominate – explains the professor. Joanna Zajkowska of the Białystok University Medical Center for Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections is a consultant epidemiologist in Podlasie.
Some symptoms of COVID may appear or worsen during the night. This applies, inter alia, to sore throat and cough. Patients complain about it Itchy throat and dry cough They are especially annoying at night and prevent them from sleeping. The cough of Covid in the first stage of the disease is dry and persistent, the sound of which is sometimes referred to as barking. With exacerbation of the disease, the cough may turn into a wet cough, but with Omikron infection of the lower respiratory tract is less common.
2. Insomnia covid – every fourth convalescent suffers
Days were survivable, but nights were the worst. As soon as I lay down, the cough started getting worse. There were days when I only slept in the morning, and then during the day I was like a zombie — remembers Ewa, who succumbed to COVID a few months ago. – I could not sleep during the day – he adds. The coughing ended but her sleep problems persisted to this day.
Research shows that up to one in four therapists suffer Insomnia. Experts explain that this may be partly due to the severe stress response, and may also be due to neurological complications.
– different type sleep disturbance It certainly escalated during the pandemic. There are many of these conditions and they are associated with the entirety of neurological disorders and post-infection complications related to SARS-CoV-2 – explained in an interview with WP abcZdrowie Professor. Konrad Rijdak, MD, Head of the Department and Clinic of Neurology at Lublin Medical University.
Doctors point out that insomnia caused by the coronavirus is just the tip of the iceberg. The list of sleep-related illnesses is very long: from nightmares to sleep paralysis narcolepsy.
It is a disease with very specific structural and biochemical conditions in the brain. It is known that suffering from encephalitis, damage caused by autoimmune syndromes, caused by a virus or various other infectious agents, May lead to excessive drowsiness. Professor King explains that this is caused by damage to the brain’s messenger system, particularly Orexin A in the hypothalamus. Konrad Regdak.
3. Night sweats are a symptom of OMICRON
South African doctors note that people with the Omikron variant often show other characteristic symptoms at night – night sweats. Patients sweat so much that in the morning their clothes and bedding are wet.
Sweating may be more or less depending on how severely your body is exposed to the attack of the coronavirus. It also affects the patient’s tendency to sweat. Undoubtedly, such symptoms may be more severe in people with hyperhidrosis in general – explains Dr. Jacek Kragowski, Family Physician and Head of the Zielona Góra Convention in an interview with WP abcZdrowie.
The doctor acknowledges that heavy sweating is a symptom that has also been observed with other infections. In some patients, the pathology may be exacerbated by anxiety.
All colds are characterized by weakening the body, and therefore any effort may lead to increased sweating. Everyone knows the saying “sweat with fear”. It can be said that COVID-19 is a strong stress on our body and thus the mechanisms that cause excessive sweating start to work – noted Dr. Krajewski.
The doctor adds that if severe night sweats persist even after the infection has cleared, it is necessary to consult a doctor. It may turn out to be associated with the development of other serious diseases, such as diabetes or thyroid disorders.
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