Frontiers in public health. 2024-02-21; 12.1348441.

Association between risk of obstructive sleep apnea severity and risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms: insights from salivary and serum cytokines

Dinh Y, Alawady A, Alhazmi H, Altabtbaei K, Freire M, Alghounaim M, Devarajan S, Al Mulla F, Bin-Hassan S, Alqaderi H

PMID: 38476500


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can adversely affect the immune response through clinical factors such as hypoxia, inflammation, and sleep disturbance. Since SARS-CoV-2 heavily relies on local and systemic host immune responses, this study aims to examine the links between the severity of OSA risk, cytokine levels, and the severity of symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection.