Guidelines for Sleep Medicine During the Pandemic: A Compilation

World Sleep Society is committed to advancing sleep health worldwide. The pandemic has created questions from many of our members regarding sleep labs, physician safety and more. We have compiled information from several credible sources around the globe to assist in answering these overarching questions.

What is the process for re-opening my sleep medicine practice (including sleep studies) during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Guidelines exist from several organizations:

  • American Sleep Association recommends that patients should consider postponing all elective, in-person sleep clinic appointments.

What are examples of other sleep institutions’ response to Covid-19?

How can we better assist patients with sleep concerns during this stressful time?

Recommendations exist from varying international organizations, such as:


Where can I find other reliable information regarding sleep and the pandemic?