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Treating sleep apnoea with CPAP therapy will not only help you experience a better life, it will also make life easier and more enjoyable for the most important people around you.

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a common and very serious sleep disorder that affects the lives and health of people all over the world. Many people have sleep apnoea and don't know it. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnoea, getting effective treatment should improve your daily life. Air Liquide Healthcare guides you every step of the way so you can get the most out of your CPAP therapy and get back to living with quality.

What is Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea is an involuntary pause during sleep lasting 10 seconds or more. OSA is the most common type of sleep disorder, being caused by an obstruction of the airways that happens due to excessive relaxation of the tongue and other muscles in the throat region during sleep. People with untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSA) can stop breathing hundreds of times a night, causing numerous health damages.

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Treating sleep apnoea with CPAP therapy will not only help you experience a better life, it will also make life easier and more enjoyable for the most important people around you.
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How will CPAP therapy improve my everyday life?

You'll notice the benefits as you use it: your mood for everyday activities can improve, because you'll be sleeping better(1)
When used as instructed by your doctor, the treatment is considered to be very effective in treating everyday symptoms of sleep apnoea, such as headaches in the morning (2,3), loud snoring, frequent nightmares, and feeling suffocated at night. 
When you get a good night's sleep, you'll be much less at risk of dozing off while driving(4) and you'll feel more awake and more productive at work(5). CPAP therapy can also alleviate feelings of depression and irritability(6,7), and can improve sexual performance.

Your quality of life can improve significantly

Treating sleep apnoea

By treating sleep apnoea, you will be helping to reduce your risk of long-term health problems, including:
  • Hypertension (8.9)

  • Stroke or stroke and heart disease(6-9)

  • Type 2 diabetes (10-12)

  • Metabolic syndrome (13)

Did you know that treating sleep apnoea effectively can improve your Personal Relationships,  improve your Family life and improve your Social life

References

1. National Sleep Foundation, Sleep and CPAP adherence. Consulted 12/10/2020 @ www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleep-and-cpap-adherence
2. Campos-Rodriguez F, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Blood Pressure and Metabolic Profile in Women with Sleep Apnoea. Eur Respir J. 2017;50(2);1700257.
3. Cass E, et al. Depressive Symptoms before and after Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Men and Women. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015;11(9);1029-38
4. Mahssa K, et al. Sleep apnea-related risk of motor vehicle accidents is reduced by continuous positive airway pressure: Swedish Traffic Accident Registry data. Sleep 2015;38(3);341-9
5.Siccoli M, et al. Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Quality of Life in Patients With Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Data from a Randomized Control-led Trial. Sleep. 2008;31(11);1551-8
6 .Young T, et al, Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population health perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002;165(9);1217-39
7 Young T, et al, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Mortality: Eighteen-Year Follow-up pf the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort. Sleep. 2008;31(8);1071-8.
8. Campos-Rodriguez F, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Blood Pressure and Metabolic Profile in Women with Sleep Apnoea. Eur Respir J. 2017;50(2):1700257.
9.Gottlieb D, et al. CPAP versus Oxygen in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. N Engl J Med. 2014;370(24):2276-85.
10. Mokhlesi B, et al. Effect of One Week of 8-Hour Nightly Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;194(4):516-9.
11 . Martínez-Cerón E, et al. Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Glycemic Control in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes. The Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016;194(4):476-85. 
12 . Aronsohn R, et al. Impact of Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea on Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181(5):507-1
13. Sharma S, et al. CPAP for the metabolic syndrome in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(24):2277-86.
14 . Doherty LS. et al. Impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy on the quality of life of bed partners of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Chest. 2003 Dec;124(6):2209-14.
15 . Melehan KL. et al. Randomized Trial of CPAP and Vardenafil on Erectile and Arterial Function in Men With Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Apr 1;103(4):1601-1611.
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18 . Sforza E. et al. Daytime sleepiness and nasal continuous positive airway pressure therapy in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients: effects of chronic treatment and 1-night therapy withdrawal. Sleep. 1995 Apr;18(3):195-201.
19. Bolitschek J. et al. Impact of nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment on quality of life in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Eur Respir J. 1998 Apr;11(4):890-4.
20. Antique NA. et al. The effect of CPAP in normalizing daytime sleepiness, quality of life, and neurocognitive function in patients with moderate to severe OSA. Sleep. 2011 Jan 1;34(1):111-9.
21 . Mazza S. et al. Driving ability in sleep apnoea patients before and after CPAP treatment: evaluation on a road safety platform. Eur Respir J. 2006 Nov;28(5):1020-8.
22 . Deering S. et al. CPAP Adherence is Associated With Attentional Improvements in a Group of Primarily Male Patients With Moderate to Severe OSA. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Dec 15;13(12):1423-1428.
23 . American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). CPAP - Benefits Health Risk Prevention. Aug 2015. http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/cpap/benefits