The Sleep quality and sleep disorders post COVID-19 infection: Review article


  • Najlaa Mohammad Alsudairy Assistant Consultant FM, National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City,SCOHS,Jeddah, KSA.
  • Talal Shamikh Alharbi Ministry of defence-royal royal Saudi land force, KSA.
  • Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed Alghamdi King fahad hospital, albaha, KSA.
  • Hetaf Hussain M Hakami AlMaarefa University, KSA.
  • Hassan Ibrahim Alomran King Faisal University, KSA.
  • Awad Bishan A khalban King Khalid University, KSA.
  • Abdulelah Mohammed A Dajam King Khalid University, KSA.
  • Jafar Abdullah T Alali Prince Saud Bin Jalawy Hospital, KSA.
  • Lina abdulrazzaq alshareif Qassim University, KSA.
  • Mohammed Abdullah Albesher Qassim University, KSA.
  • Sukainah Saleh Al Ismail King Faisal general hospital, KSA.
  • Shuruq Hamed Alkhaibari Tuwaiq Public Center, KSA.



Epidemics, Discomfort, Sleep disorders, COVID-19 infection



All elements of everyday life have been seriously and significantly impacted by the global COVID-19 outbreak. Previous research has demonstrated a connection between infectious disease epidemics and sleep disturbances as well as psychological discomfort, such as traumatic stress, melancholy, and anxiety.

The study aimed to summarize current evidences about sleep quality and sleep disorders for patients that had Covid-19 infection

For article selection, the PubMed database and EBSCO Information Services were used. All articles relevant with our topic and other articles were used in our review. Other articles that were not related to this field were excluded. The data was extracted in a specific format that was reviewed by the group members.


Our study included 8 studies in total. Patients with recovered COVID-19 showed a statistically significant prevalence of insomnia than control groups. Patients must be advised to follow-up if they have trouble sleeping as a result. Early detection and treatment of people who are experiencing insomnia are crucial to prevent long-term harmful effects as increase in the intensity of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress that were shown to be substantially correlated with poor sleep quality.




How to Cite

Mohammad Alsudairy N, Shamikh Alharbi T, Abdullah Mohammed Alghamdi M, Hussain M Hakami H, Ibrahim Alomran H, Bishan A khalban A, Mohammed A Dajam A, Abdullah T Alali J, abdulrazzaq alshareif L, Abdullah Albesher M, Saleh Al Ismail S, Hamed Alkhaibari S. The Sleep quality and sleep disorders post COVID-19 infection: Review article. SMHJ [Internet]. 2022 Nov. 24 [cited 2023 Jun. 6];2(3):103-12. Available from:



Review Article