Extra Benefit to Sleep Apnea Therapy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/05

Extra Benefit to Sleep Apnea Therapy

It may be a hassle to wear it, but new research out of Dublin finds the popular therapy for sleep apnea, wearing a C-Pap while you sleep, may end up preventing a heart attack or stroke.

A seven year study of more than 160 patients finds the death rate from heart problems was far lower among apnea patients who stuck with the C-Pap therapy than those who didn't.

Sleep specialists are hoping this will offer some motivation to the 12 million Americans with sleep apnea who are largely sick of sleeping with the C-Pap, knowing now that it could ultimately be a lifesaver.

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