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How Sleep Apnea Can Negatively Impact a Patient's Health

The CPAP's positive impact

Since the use of the CPAP machine as a treatment for sleep apnea has been proven to be effective, scientists hope that it can play a positive role in the prevention of other age-related disorders that are possibly related to sleep disorders.  In other words, if the CPAP machine can minimize the occurrence of sleep apnea episodes, it will likely help to keep the development of other conditions at bay as well.

Anyone who suspects that they have sleep apnea should consult with their doctor. If a positive diagnosis is given following a sleep study, the patient will likely be prescribed the use of a CPAP machine.