Three Reasons to Use Your CPAP

Adjusting to your CPAP therapy can be difficult, but there are plenty of reasons why it should still be used.  Many new users find the transition into CPAP therapy uncomfortable, and therefore decide to stop using it thinking it isn’t really a big deal.  Unfortunately, not treating your sleep apnea can result in a variety of problems.  Here are a few great reasons why using your CPAP equipment nightly can benefit your health and mood:

Improve Your Overall Health

Of course, the number one reason to continue using your CPAP equipment is to treat your sleep apnea!  Preventing the instances of apneas while you sleep keeps you breathing steadily throughout the night, allowing you to rest more easily.  This results in a better night’s sleep and a better mood throughout the day, keeping you productive and happy.

Keep Better Relationships

Using your CPAP equipment regularly as advised by your doctor, you can improve your overall mood from someone who hates getting up in the morning to a person who can’t wait to see what the day brings.  This shift in attitude can greatly affect your relationship with your spouse, coworkers, and friends.  Not to mention, studies have shown that treating your sleep apnea can even help take care of issues with low libido!  Keep up with your therapy to keep up with your social life.  

Avoid Other OSA Related Health Issues

Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of other diseases.  Ailments like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure have all been suggested to occur at a higher instance in those who do not treat their sleep apnea.  Continuing with your treatment can help save you a ton of money in the long run by avoiding these unwanted health issues.  Keep up with your CPAP therapy and help decrease your chance of developing these related complications.

Final Thoughts

Of course, the above outline is not an exhaustive outline of the benefits of CPAP therapy, but hopefully you now have a better idea of why you should keep it up. Of course, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.

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Are Your Gadgets Affecting Your Sleep Quality?

Adjusting to CPAP therapy can be difficult, but it is often the case that beginning therapy can greatly increase your quality of sleep.  If you find that you’re still not feeling as restful as you’d like, however, there could be other reasons.  Did you know that if you get under seven hours of sleep per night you are considered sleep deprived?  If not, you’re not alone.  Over two-thirds of people fall into this category, making it a widely spread condition affecting adults worldwide.  It turns out that our culture’s obsession with electronics could be partly to blame – your cellphone, laptop or tablet could be one of the culprits causing you to have those restless nights.

The social aspect of these devices are partly to blame, with many people constantly checking their social media account, email, electronic news, or any other ‘app’ you can think of.  Many people don’t turn off their devices during the night which certainly can disturb your rest if they ring or vibrate, but more so to blame is the scientific side of these electronics.

The scientific aspect of this sleep disruption has to do with the screen of your device.  Most electronics emit light waves that are near the blue end of the spectrum.  This specific wavelength of light suppresses an important sleep hormone, melatonin, which has an important function in helping you to fall asleep.  This means that if you are checking your phone before bed or when you wake during the night, this blue light is stimulating your brain and causing you to become more restless.  Most doctors recommend that you set aside electronics about an hour before bed to ensure they are not negatively affecting your ability to fall asleep.  By following these guidelines you may be able to more easily adjust to your CPAP therapy, allowing it to make you feel your best.  If you’re having any continuing issues, however, speak with your doctor to see if there are other underlying issues that could be affecting your sleep.

Final Thoughts

Of course, the above outline is not an exhaustive resource, but hopefully you now have a better understanding of how to benefit the most from your CPAP therapy and get the best night’s sleep possible. It is best to speak with your doctor to determine what is best for your individual needs.

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If you have any needs, concerns, or questions, visit our main website at http://www.cpapplus.com/

We would love to hear your comments or questions.