Do I have a higher risk of getting COVID-19 because I have sleep apnea?

There is no evidence linking sleep apnea with COVID-19 risk. People who are at a higher risk for COVID-19 include:

  • People with medical conditions including:
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • Lung disease
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
  • People with weakened immune systems from a medical condition or treatment, such as chemotherapy
  • Older adults

Source: Government of Canada - People who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19

DISCLAIMER: Careica Health encourages you to follow the advice put out by the Government of Canada regarding COVID-19. The information above is for educational use only. Careica Health is unable to provide specific medical advice regarding COVID-19.

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