COVID-19 and Sleep

COVID-19 and Sleep

The importance of sleep in the battle against COVID-19
This course is highly recommended for all health care professionals as it helps to revise the basics we have studied but forget to implement in day-to-day practice. It also helps to learn and think about different aspects related to a particular condition, which will definitely change the outcome of your treatment.
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Fatigue, sleep deprivation and stress are common in healthcare professionals especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sleep and the body’s immune system are inextricably linked. Sleep deprivation potentially impairs the body’s immune response, negatively affects inflammatory homeostasis and may also lead to an increased risk of infection and worsen the clinical conditions caused by a disease such as COVID-19. It is imperative to address sleep health for the sake of healthcare professionals and their patients particularly during the stresses imposed during a pandemic.


This course aims to provide you with knowledge on the importance of sleep and the effects of sleep on the immune system as well as recommendations and interventions for good sleep hygiene in healthcare professionals.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

This course can be accessed with a FREE trial account