The American Lung Association estimates as many as 12 million people in the U.S have sleep apnea. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for the sleep disorder, people with sleep apnea struggle with disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness. A new study is able is link CPAP treatment with greater work productivity.
The study included 45 participants with sleep apnea between the ages of 40 and 56. They were asked to complete a questionnaire at the beginning of the study in order for the researchers to analyze their work productivity and daytime sleepiness. 35 of them had their sleep apnea treated with CPAP, while the other 10 did not as a control group. After 3 months, the results showed that the participants who used the CPAP treatment had a greater productivity and less daytime sleepiness. Those who did not get any type of treatment didn’t experience any benefits.
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