Can specialized support improve the use of CPAP therapy?
When psychological and practical support is started early and continued over the longer term, it can help lower the number of people who stop CPAP therapy early and motivate them to use the machines for a longer time. The effect of this support on symptoms is not yet known.
People with obstructive sleep apnea snore heavily and experience longer phases of shallow breathing (hypopnea) and breathing pauses ( apnea) when they sleep. This happens because their airways narrow and sometimes become completely blocked when they lie down to relax. Snoring itself is harmless; but breathing pauses can wake you up and keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.