Why seek sleep apnea treatment?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea – or think you may have it – why should you seek treatment? To begin with, effective sleep apnea treatment will reduce and potentially eliminate the negative effects of the condition, such as snoring, drowsiness, lack of energy and impaired driving. Most sleep apnea patients who successfully undergo treatment experience increased energy4 and a healthier mental attitude – not to mention the satisfaction of consistently getting a good night’s rest.
There are more incentives to seek sleep apnea treatment. Effective therapy can also help alleviate other conditions often associated with sleep apnea – such as heart disease,1 diabetes2 and obesity3 and even help prevent these conditions from developing. Simply put, effective sleep apnea treatment can reduce your health risks, improve your daily energy levels and help you feel more like yourself again. By continuing your sleep apnea treatment regularly, you are making an important decision to take control of your health, your well-being and your life.
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea but haven’t yet started treatment, you probably have some questions about how your life will change and how it may affect your day-to-day activities and relationships.
The benefits of treating sleep apnea include easing common symptoms such as snoring and lack of energy.
ResMed helps you to understand the best and appropriate CSA treatment options available. These include three forms of PAP therapy: CPAP, bilevel and ASV.
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4. Tomfohr LM, Ancoli-Israel S, et al. Effects of continuous positive airway pressure on fatigue and sleepiness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: data from a randomized controlled trial. Sleep. 2011 Jan 1;34(1):121-6.