Consistent Sleep Aid Sleep Apnea Therapy

Overcome sleep apnea or stopped breathing disorders during sleep can be done while using appliance therapy continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during sleep. Often reduced consciousness during sleep increases the likelihood of the tool is not installed properly as when going to sleep. This will result in CPAP therapy is not effective.

But apparently it can be overcome with consistency bedtime. A new study reveals a consistent hours of sleep every day can make CPAP attached tend to be longer than the sleep clock inconsistent.

The researchers compared two groups of participants with a total of 97 people. They underwent CPAP therapy for sleep apnea overcome their problems. The first group of participants initiating sleep at hours consistent with the span of 45 minutes or less. While other groups start sleeping in the time span of 65 minutes or more.

This study reveals each additional 30 minutes at the start of an increase in the possibility of CPAP sleep off as much as 1.8 times. The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, USA.

After one month of therapy, patients with varying start time was 75 minutes or more each night were found to be briefly put on CPAP. They have a 3.2 times greater likelihood to only use CPAP less than 4 hours.

Study author Amy Sawyer, associate professor of nursing said that, unlike other therapy, CPAP therapy adds to the complex day-to-day routine of the patient. Then use a CPAP is a habit that must be learned in order to routinely undertaken.

"The next step is to determine how to help sleep apnea patients using CPAP habit to incorporate into their routine. Then identify other factors that may affect patient compliance therapy CPAP," said Sawyer.

Because this study was presented at the recent annual meeting, the data indicated a temporary data. Furthermore, accurate data will be published in the journal.