CPAP machines can’t prevent serious heart conditions, fatalities

Although CPAP machines are commonly used with those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea to help regulate breathing, new research shows that they might not be able to protect users from more serious heart conditions.

A new article in the Washington Post yesterday outlines the dangers still present even when using a CPAP machine, which include heart attacks, strokes, hospitalizations and deaths. The likelihood of those conditions occurring is about the same with or without the machine.

But even though CPAP machines can’t be expected to reduced the likelihood of serious health threats, they’re not completely useless. They can improve sleep patterns, mood, quality of life and work productivity.

To read more about the study, click the link below.