The benefits of therapy

Why should I continue to use my equipment?

Happy dad on CPAP therapy with his son

 

It’s important to continue therapy even if it’s difficult to get used to at first. Once you start to feel the benefits, you’ll never look back.

By starting and sticking with therapy for your sleep apnoea, you could be on the way to better sleep, better relationships and a better quality of life.

You may also find you feel more energised with therapy, which can help with motivation to start exercising. Losing weight can help improve your sleep apnoea condition too.1

There are other benefits of sleep apnoea therapy, like:

  • Helping to lower the associated risks of sleep apnoea.2
  • Reducing symptoms of untreated sleep apnoea, such as palpitations, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and chest discomfort.3-4

Read more about the benefits of treating respiratory insufficiency associated with other conditions, such as Obesity hypoventilation syndromeChronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseNeuromuscular disease, and restrictive lung disease.


 

References

  1. Romero-Corral A, Caples SM, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK. Interactions between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: implications for treatment. Chest. 2010 Mar;137(3):711-9. At the time of the writing of this manuscript, Dr Romero-Corral was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. Dr Caples is supported by NIH grant HL99534. Dr Lopez-Jimenez is a recipient of a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association. Dr Somers is supported by NIH grants HL-65176, HL-73211, and 1UL1 RR024150, and by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

  2. Babu et al. Type 2 diabetes, glycemic control, and continuous positive airway pressure in obstructive sleep apnea. Arch Intern Med 2005; 165: 447-452.

  3. Wolk et al. Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease Circulation 2003; 108: 9-12.

  4. Buchner et al. Continuous positive airway pressure treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea reduces cardiovascular risk Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007; 176(12): 1274-1280.

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