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What are the benefits of using a cpap?

What are the benefits of using a cpap?

Quality sleep: CPAP improved the quality of sleep in patients with sleep apnea. It imroves alertness during the day and may reduce the risks of cardiac disease. ...Read more

Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Definition)

Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more


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What are the immediate health benefits to using cpap machine? I've been using one for 4 months.

What are the immediate health benefits to using  cpap machine?  I've been using one for 4 months.

CPAP benefits: The immediate benefits of proper CPAP use include more restful sleep, better focus and attention and no morning headache if you tend to get that. Confirm any issues you are having with your CPAP device with your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What is the minimum nightly time in terms of hours of CPAP usage to achieve a therapeutic benefit?

What is the minimum nightly time in terms of hours of CPAP usage to achieve a therapeutic benefit?

Depends on how bad: Depends on how bad the sleep apnea is. If the apnea is mild you might have to wear the device all night to see a difference while someone with severe sleep apnea might see some difference with only an hour of real sleep since this would be more than they get in a whole night without cpap. It's best to use all night to avoid desaturations that lead to heart and brain issues of course. ...Read more

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Dr. recc. accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?

Dr. recc. accupuncture. I have osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis, chronic fatigue despite CPAP usage. Have you seen evidence of benefit? Describe?

Get the point?: The fact that the practice of acupuncture has been around for about 2000 years pretty much validates the evidence of being beneficial. Despite the results of a multitude of studies designed to validate the benefits, patients still seek help and are thankful for the relief received from acupuncturists. ...Read more

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I have been using a CPAP for 17 years. I am always tired because it wakes me throughout the night. How can I get off the CPAP?

Sleep study: Time for a new sleep study. Most of the time the reason for not being able to sleep with the mask on is either wrong settings or a poorly fitting mask. There are new mask devices, either mouth or nose only that may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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Using a cpap, understand distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula. Ok for me to use in cpap?

Using a cpap, understand  distilled water the way to go. Child uses distilled with minerals added for taste on formula.  Ok for me to use in cpap?

Probably: Though most CPAP instructions call for distilled water, my wife has CPAP and i looked it up. Much water in containers just uses tap water, some use spring water, but your sons water contains none of these other problems. So it, s sO.K. ...Read more

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Can you loose weight using cpap machine?

YES!: Proper treatment of sleep apnea may cause weight loss in obese/overweight patients. To put it another way, patients with sleep apnea gain weight if not properly treated. ...Read more

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