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Management of long-COVID-19 patients with sleep disorders: practical advice to general practitioners

Overview of attention for article published in Libyan Journal of Medicine, February 2023
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Title
Management of long-COVID-19 patients with sleep disorders: practical advice to general practitioners
Published in
Libyan Journal of Medicine, February 2023
DOI 10.1080/19932820.2023.2182704
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Authors

Fatma Guezguez, Mohamed Romdhani, Amine Boutaleb-Joutei, Karim Chamari, Helmi Ben Saad

Abstract

Given the high prevalence of sleep disorders (e.g. insomnia) among long-COVID-19 patients (LC19Ps), approaches to tackle these disorders should not only depend on sleep specialists, but they should also involve general practitioners (GPs). Indeed, according to the World Health Organization, GPs should be on the front line in the management of LC19Ps. However, in real practice, little data with regard to the management of LC19Ps are available for GPs, which represents an embarrassing situation. Thus, the main aim of this correspondence was to provide GPs with some advice related to the management of sleep disorders in LC19Ps. The pieces advice presented in this correspondence are related to: i) Early and accurate recognition of sleep disorders, ii) General recommendations to manage sleep disorders in LC19Ps (e.g. encouraging vaccination against the virus); and iii) Specific recommendations, such as improving sleep hygiene (patients' behavior and diet), psychological or behavioral therapies (stimulus control therapy, relaxation, sleep restriction), promising tools (heart coherence, neurofeedback), and pharmacological treatment. The authors of this correspondence deeply believe that given the undesirable side effects associated with the use of hypnotics, the pharmacological approach must only be a "last resort". The authors believe that an important percentage of pharmacological prescriptions could be avoided if more focus is put on educating GPs to provide LC19Ps with more tools to deal with sleep disorders. The pieces advice presented in this correspondence are indispensable to resume the normal life of LC19Ps and to promote their mental health recovery.

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 9%
Unspecified 2 6%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Student > Master 2 6%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 23 66%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 9%
Unspecified 2 6%
Mathematics 1 3%
Decision Sciences 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 22 63%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2023.
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#2,500,535
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