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Cpap Machines


CPAP machines are currently the most effective treatment for sleep apneaObstructive sleep apnea is a serious breathing disorder due to the many complications that come with it. However, it shouldn’t be a cause of panic. There are ways to cope with it, using CPAP machines being one of them.

A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine is prescribed by a Sleep or Respiratory Specialist.  CPAP is used in providing air pressure to keep your airway open and so avoid sleep disturbances. It also reduces your snoring which will make your bed partner a happier person.

The CPAP works by gently blowing air into the throat to improve the flow of air into the airways.  It uses a special mask fitted over your nose and mouth into which air is blown at a certain pressure. This pressure is set so it would be just enough to prevent sleep apnea.


Sleep Apnea and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Linked To Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnant Women

Between three and eight per cent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes in Australia. Gestational diabetes is a condition where glucose levels in the blood rise to above normal levels in pregnant women. This form of diabetes occurs typically in the second trimester.

A new study found a link between gestational diabetes and sleep apnea, which causes brief interruptions in breathing during sleep. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can raise the risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.



Snoring May Be Early Signs of Future Health Risks

Snoring may put you at high risk to cardiovascular diseases, greater even than those who are overweight, who smoke or have high cholesterol. This is from a study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.