COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Sleep Health: A Rapid Review

Mo Med. 2022 Jul-Aug;119(4):385-389.


This rapid review aims to elucidate the impact of coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID) disease-both in the acute phase and the "long-hauler" syndrome-on sleep health. Literature regarding the direct physiologic impact of COVID disease on sleep is sparse but has illuminated a toxic synergy between the immune response to COVID disease and the pro-inflammatory state brought on by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Primary care physicians and sleep medicine specialists should aggressively screen for OSA in COVID patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive* / complications
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive* / epidemiology