While there is no evidence that individuals with sleep apnea are at an increased risk of getting Coronavirus, all CPAP/BiPAP users should take extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. It is also important to note that using a CPAP or BiPAP machine does not help prevent Coronavirus.
If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus and are currently managing sleep apnea, speak to your doctor about continuing your CPAP therapy. However, being diagnosed with Coronavirus does not change your sleep apnea diagnosis or your need to treat the condition. And having a good night’s sleep contributes to your overall health and helps boost your immune system to fight the virus. Here are some best practice recommendations for using your CPAP machine if you have Coronavirus.
Staying compliant with your sleep apnea treatment is more important than ever before in this era of Coronavirus. Your best defense against Coronavirus is a healthy, well-rested body.