A common sleep apnea treatment mighty carry additional benefits on top of just assisting sleep function a new study shows. An obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment has been shown to help increase energy in individuals suffering from sleep apnea.
The treatment method of continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, was shown as an effective method to increase energy for people suffering from sleep apnea or sleep apnea related symptoms.
Sleep apnea typically occurs because an individual pauses breathing, usually while sleeping, causing an obstruction of airflow and often causing interrupted or poor sleep.
Experts believe relaxation of throat muscles when sleeping sometimes causes the obstruction, which does not happen when continuous air is being pushed through.
Typical symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, fatigue, lack of energy, and inability to maintain sleep.
Researchers explain the most beneficial treatment for sleep apnea to be CPAP, which can lead to better sleeping habits and feeling rested after sleeping.