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How COVID-19 wreaks havoc on your sleep

She said mental illness and thoughts of suicide are not unusual in the people she knows with chronic COVID-19 symptoms. She said the sleep deprivation stops people from thinking clearly.

(Amanda Marcotte/ CBC News) –– Leanne Thompson-Hill says she’s had a lot of sleepless nights since she got COVID-19 last year.

On top of all the other terrible symptoms, Thompson-Hill said one of the most awful aspects was the havoc it wreaked on her ability to get a good night’s sleep.

“I didn’t sleep. I’d just stay up. It was like I was a zombie,” she said. “I wanted to sleep. I couldn’t get out of bed.”

Before she even knew she had COVID-19, she had extreme insomnia for six weeks, never sleeping more than an hour at a time.

“At first I honestly thought I was dying,’ she said. “It felt like I had glass in my lungs.” (…)

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