Archive for the 'Sleep Apnea' Category
Researchers from the University of Kansas, School of Nursing and Preventive Medicine, in Kansas City tell us, “As many as 50% of patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea stop adhering to the prescribed medical treatment of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) within 1 to 3 weeks.”
Sleep apnea occurs when people fail to breath while sleeping. Untreated, it can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches.
Continuous positive pressure breathing (CPAP) is effective treatment. But it’s uncomfortable to use (photo).
Now, a study shows that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) improves acceptance of CPAP. (more…)