Healthy Living

Couple-Focused Therapy May Help with Sleep Apnea

Partner benefits

Faith Luyster who didn’t participate in the study said that it was interesting that patients reported using the machine for the benefit of the partners. She also said that communication is crucial in making a good transition into using the machine. Couples should talk about their concern about starting CPAP, and they should strategize together. They also need to be supportive and respectful of each other.

Dr. Salma Batool-Anwar said that studies in the future need to investigate the extent of spouse involvement and the aspect that play a major role in adherence to CPAP. Salma wasn’t involved in the study. Sleeping about seven or eight hours per night is crucial for people’s health. Patients also need to listen to their partners’ complaints. Early screening and diagnosing will help in the treatment of sleep apnea which will improve the quality of sleep.