Can PAP Therapy Machines Increase the Risk of Spreading the Coronavirus?

The Cleveland Clinic weighs in on whether CPAP devices should be used during the pandemic and reminds users to clean the sleep apnea treatment devices regularly.

If you share a bedroom and have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, it’s a good idea to use your PAP machine in another room until you know you’re in the clear. Dr. Lance also recommends using a separate bathroom if possible.

As for the risk of the virus being re-transmitted by your PAP machine’s tubing, filters or mask, that is still unknown at this time.

Cleveland Clinic

from Sleep Review https://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep-treatments/therapy-devices/cpap-pap-devices/can-pap-therapy-machines-increase-the-risk-of-spreading-the-coronavirus/

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