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People who snore could be 3 times more likely to die of coronavirus, study warns

From being male to having an underlying health condition, a number of factors are known to increase your risk of dying from coronavirus.

Now, a new study indicates that snoring could also increase your risk of dying from Covid-19.

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Researchers from the University of Warwick have revealed that people with obstructive sleep apnoea – a condition characterised by complete or partial blockage of the airways during sleep – could be up to three times more likely to die from coronavirus.

In the study, the team reviewed 18 studies looking into a possible link between obstructive sleep apnoea and coronavirus.

Their analysis revealed that many coronavirus patients who presented to intensive care had obstructive sleep apnoea, and in diabetic patients, it was linked to an increased risk of death.

In fact, in one study in coronavirus patients with diabetes, those with obstructive sleep apnoea were 2.8 times more likely to die on the seventh day after hospital admission.

Treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea includes using a machine to help breathing during sleep
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