The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Public Safety Committee is responding to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help sleep clinicians and accredited sleep facilities address the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As much as possible, the AASM also will attempt to address questions of specific relevance to the impact of COVID-19 on the practice of sleep medicine. However, much of the information about COVID-19 that is needed to guide clinical decision-making is still emerging. We will make frequent updates to the page in response to new questions and information.

You can send your sleep-related questions, suggestions and feedback about COVID-19 to the AASM at covid@aasm.org. We also encourage members to leave a comment below to share the strategies that you are implementing in your sleep practice.

Note:  Information for patients and the public is available in our blog post, Coronavirus FAQs: CPAP tips for sleep apnea patients. Patients who have questions about their health or medical condition should contact a local medical provider or request a consultation via telemedicine with a provider who is licensed in your state.

COVID-19 FAQs