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The couple that CPAPs together ...

In other news on the breathing front, Chicago researchers found that apnea-afflicted married men adhered better to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy when their nonafflicted wives slept in the same bed with them. According to the Rush University Medical Center study of obstructive sleep apnea, "OSA affects both partners in married couples, and those that diagnose and treat these patients should therefore see them as a unit.... CPAP will control the snoring noises and excessive movements that disturb the sleep of both of them, and ... if she returns to sharing the bed, the chance of his continuing to use this very successful treatment is 60% higher than if she sleeps alone." Maybe all that's needed is the Enhanced CPAP Mask, available in Brad Pitt and George Clooney models.
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Title Annotation:INDICATIONS; continuous positive airway pressure
Publication:Internal Medicine News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2008
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