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Rithika Beerelli

Piscataway High SchoolClass of 2023Piscataway, New Jersey



  • "Sar-CoV-2 affecting sleep" with mentor Camille (Oct. 7, 2021)

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Sar-CoV-2 affecting sleep

Started May 19, 2021

Abstract or project description

SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that causes respiratory infections in humans. Studies investigating the psychological and physiological effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection have found that many side effects are related to disturbances in the Central Nervous System (CNS) by SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 causes inflammation and neuronal damage within the CNS. Thus, it is no surprise that in the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, prescriptions for sleep medication significantly increased.