Coronavirus and Sleep Apnea -The Facts About Covid-19 and Sleep Apnea

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The coronavirus (or COVID-19) has pretty much brought the world to a standstill.

We have entered unchartered territory and there are many unprecedented changes taking place. Entire countries are on lockdown, the economy has ground to halt, and there is real fear taking over our everyday lives.

For those of us who are lucky enough to not be stuck indoors permanently, we are still limited for the reasons we are able to leave the home:

  • Exercise alone or only with other members of your household.
  • Shopping for basic necessities.
  • Providing care for a vulnerable person or a specific medical need.
  • Travel to and from work if you’re unable to work from home.

It’s a scary time and looking after your health is of the utmost importance.

I’m sure you’re aware that focusing on good, quality sleep will offer many benefits at a time like this.

However, that is easier said than done if you are someone who suffers from sleep apnea.

I sure you have many questions that come to mind about Coronavirus and sleep apnea.

COVID-19 and Sleep Apnea – Your Questions Answered

I’m sure you’ll agree it’s best to turn to an expert when it comes to answering your questions about coronavirus in relation to sleep apnea.

In the following video, Dr Raj Dasgupta answers various questions about coronavirus and sleep.

These questions were specifically submitted to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr Dasgupta covers various topics related to sleep apnea and COVID-19, such as using and cleaning CPAP at home, ventilators and the use of medication.

Rajkumar (Raj) Dasgupta, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM, is the assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He is also the assistant program director of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Thank you very much Dr Dasgupta for your time, input and knowledge. In the current climate of  worry and uncertainty it helps us rest a little easier to have these questions answered.

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