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Partner's Support Helps Men Adhere to Apnea Treatment
Date:6/12/2009

he American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "This is the first study in CPAP treatment to show that working together with the partner in an active and supportive manner was associated with better adherence."

While CPAP -- a common and effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea -- can normalize breathing, and thereby help protect patients from serious health risks, the machine can take some getting used to and not everyone who could benefit from its use will wear it. Some complain of dry mouth or discomfort.

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more on continuous positive airway pressure.



-- Jennifer Thomas



SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, June 8, 2009


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