Sleep apnea device boosts energy

January 3, 2011 by MassDevice staff

A study shows that medical devices using continuous positive airway pressure lower the fatigue of individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea.

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Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea may have a new therapy to relieve their symptoms of fatigue, a study shows.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis and San Diego State University tested a medical device that applies a therapy called "continuous positive airway pressure" on 59 men and women suffering from the condition. All were in their late 40s and experienced at least 10 partial or complete pauses, or apneas, during an hour of sleep.

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