Sleep disturbances linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severity

News-Medical.Net July 10, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: A recent meta-analysis of 48 studies with 8,664,026 participants found that pre-existing sleep disturbances, including OSA, insomnia, abnormal sleep duration, and night-shift work, increased susceptibility to COVID-19 (OR = 1.12), hospitalization (OR = 1.25), mortality (OR = 1.45), and long COVID (OR = 1.36). Younger individuals with sleep disturbances showed higher susceptibility, emphasizing the need for early intervention in COVID-19 management.

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