A 37-year-old member asked:
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how to improve performance of sleep apnea cpap machine without docs' help?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
No: Pap machines are highly sophisticated instruments that must be adjusted and titrated for maximum results. Please don't attempt this on your own, seek professional guidance.
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
47 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
CPAP: Cpaps are prescribed because the person is not getting adequate oxygen while sleeping. This is a life threatening disorder, putting one at risk for heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes, just to name a few.Adjusting these devices without medical supervision is dangerous and should not be done.
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
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