Sleep Apnea & COVID-19 – Dr Ihab Ibrahim

There is no evidence linking sleep apnea with coronavirus risk.

  • What if I got infected with coronavirus ?
    Current evidence suggests that the COVID-19 spreads between people who are in close contact. However, there is some concern that using CPAP could spread the virus through the exhalation port. This port also may release smaller virus-containing particles as an “aerosol,” which can remain suspended in the air for a few hours. Therefore, it is important to sleep alone by isolating yourself in a separate bedroom. You can continue to use CPAP while sleeping in this room.
  • Should I use CPAP if I have symptoms of the coronavirus but can’t self-isolate?
    If you have symptoms of the coronavirus but are unable to isolate yourself in a separate bedroom, then you should contact your medical provider. Your doctor will decide about alternative treatments or of holding the treatment for a short period.

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