Benefits of CPAP therapy for you and the people around you

Improved overall quality of life

Once you have embarked on your CPAP therapy journey, you will soon start to feel the benefits. Patients who use their device 7 nights per week experience improved energy, mood, relationships, and overall greater happiness. Not only do CPAP patients benefit from the therapy, but family members and other loved ones will also soon start to notice the effects. (1)

 

Treating sleep apnea with CPAP therapy will not only help you seek a better life, it will also make life easier and more enjoyable for the people around you.

Living better with CPAP

Family & intimate relationships

  • Did you know that snoring and waking up frequently at night can disturb your partner's sleep? Starting CPAP treatment will not only support your sleep but also your partner. (14)
  • A scientific study revealed that CPAP treatment users had improved confidence and their partners found them more physically attractive. (16)
  • Feeling less chronically tired during the day can help you stay active and make the most of the special moments you spend with your family (17-20).
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Reduced Injuries

Drowsiness and impaired cognitively can increase your risks of: 

  • Vehicle injuries with long-term health consequences. If you have untreated sleep apnea, you are 2.5 times more likely to be involved in a vehicle collision. 

  • Heighten your risk of increased workplace accidents as you may be less focused and unable to make calculated decisions. Your work quality and productivity can also be impacted. 

Social and professional life

Feeling more alert can help you stay active throughout the day and benefit both your social and professional life.

  • Workplace meetings or daily get-togethers with friends will no longer be challenging. (17-20)
  • You may notice improvements in your driving skills, allowing you to move around more easily. (21)
  • Suffering from memory lapses and having trouble concentrating or paying attention are common symptoms of sleep apnea that can affect your private and professional life.

References

1.National Sleep Foundation, Sleep and CPAP adherence. Consulted 10/12/2020 @ www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleep-and-cpap-adherence
2.Campos-Rodriguez F, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Blood Pressure and Metabolic Profile in Women with Sleep Apnoea. Eur Respir J. 2017;50(2);1700257.
3.Cass E, et al. Depressive Symptoms before and after Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Men and Women. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015;11(9);1029-38
4.Mahssa K, et al. Sleep apnea-related risk of motor vehicle accidents is reduced by continuous positive airway pressure: Swedish Traffic Accident Registry data. Sleep 2015;38(3);341-9
5.Siccoli M, et al. Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Quality of Life in Patients With Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Data from a Randomized Control-led Trial. Sleep. 2008;31(11);1551-8
6.Young T, et al, Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population health perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002;165(9);1217-39
7.Young T, et al, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Mortality: Eighteen-Year Follow-up pf the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. Sleep. 2008;31(8);1071-8.
8. Campos-Rodriguez F, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Blood Pressure and Metabolic Profile in Women with Sleep Apnoea. Eur Respir J. 2017;50(2):1700257.
9. Gottlieb D, et al. CPAP versus Oxygen in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(24):2276-85.
10. Mokhlesi B, et al. Effect of One Week of 8-Hour Nightly Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;194(4):516-9.
11. Martínez-Cerón E, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Glycemic Control in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes. A Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;194(4):476-85. 
12. Aronsohn R, et al. Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181(5):507-1
13. Sharma S, et al. CPAP for the metabolic syndrome in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(24):2277-86.
14. Doherty LS. et al. Impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy on the quality of life of bed partners of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2209-14.
15. Melehan KL. et al. Randomized Trial of CPAP and Vardenafil on Erectile and Arterial Function in Men With Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Apr 1;103(4):1601-1611.
16. Chervin RD. et al. The face of sleepiness: improvement in appearance after treatment of sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Sep 15;9(9):845-52.
17. Sin DD. et al. Can continuous positive airway pressure therapy improve the general health status of patients with obstructive sleep apnea?: a clinical effectiveness study. Chest. 2002 Nov;122(5):1679-85.
18. Sforza E. et al. Daytime sleepiness and nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients: effects of chronic treatment and 1-night therapy withdrawal. Sleep. 1995 Apr;18(3):195-201.
19. Bolitschek J. et al. Impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment on quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Eur Respir J. 1998 Apr;11(4):890-4.
20. Antic NA. et al. The effect of CPAP in normalizing daytime sleepiness, quality of life, and neurocognitive function in patients with moderate to severe OSA. Sleep. 2011 Jan 1;34(1):111-9.
21. Mazza S. et al. Driving ability in sleep apnoea patients before and after CPAP treatment: evaluation on a road safety platform. Eur Respir J. 2006 Nov;28(5):1020-8.
22. Deering S. e al. CPAP Adherence is Associated With Attentional Improvements in a Group of Primarily Male Patients With Moderate to Severe OSA. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Dec 15;13(12):1423-1428.
23. American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). CPAP - Benefits Health Risk Prevention. Aug 2015. http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/cpap/benefits.
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