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Sleep disturbances are a common reaction to all natural disasters – from floods to epidemics, writes John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary, and the Covid pandemic is no exception.
When I started this diary just over a year ago the virus was hurtling towards us from distant shores and my clinical colleagues were waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the brewing storm. When the hospital began filling with acutely ill patients, the insomnia stemmed from worries about individual patients and mental checklists for the day ahead.
As lockdown began, this insomnia spread rapidly to the rest