Covid-19 patients with sleep apnoea may be at additional risk

Sun Online Desk

20th September, 2020 01:39:04 printer

Covid-19 patients with sleep apnoea may be at additional risk

Researchers have found that people who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from Covid-19.

The conclusion was drawn from a systematic review of studies that reported outcomes for Covid-19 patients that were also diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea. Published in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews, the review highlights the need to further investigate the impact of the virus on those with the sleep condition and to better identify those currently undiagnosed with it, reports IANS.

Many of the risk factors and co-morbidities associated with sleep apnoea, such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension, are similar to those associated with poor Covid-19 outcomes. However, the researchers wanted to investigate whether being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea conferred an additional risk on top of those factors.


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