Sleep Apnea CPAP treatment offers improved energy

(Best Syndication News) - A study found patients treated for sleep apnea with CPAP therapy had less daytime fatigue and increased energy. This randomized control trial study results were published in the January 1, 2011 issue of the journal SLEEP.

CPAP is used to treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). During this study the participants reported increased energy levels after using the CPAP for three weeks. CPAP equipment provides a constant level of airflow to help keep airways open when sleeping. This is accomplished by provide breathing assistance via a mask that usually covers the nose.

The lead author of this study, Lianne Tomfohr, who is a graduate research assistant in the joint doctoral program at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, concludes that patients that stick with CPAP therapy can help treat the fatigue that many suffer before treatment.

BY: N Wilson

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