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How can a CPAP machine help keep me healthy if I have sleep apnea?

Use your CPAP at least 4 hours a night - it could save your brain and life!

◦ CPAP has been shown to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events and hypertension in sleep apnea patients. There was a 25% reduction of hypertension and cardiovascular events risk with consistent CPAP use (4+hours per night).

◦ CPAP therapy was shown to restore brain tissue in adults with sleep apnea. After 3 months of nightly CPAP use there was a significant grey-matter volume increase (in the hippocampus and frontal areas) this is where the brain does most of its information processing.

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