It’s important to continue therapy even if it’s difficult to get used to at first. Once you start to feel the benefits, you’ll never look back.
By starting and sticking with therapy for your sleep apnea, you could be on the way to better sleep, better relationships and a better quality of life.
You may also find you feel more energized with therapy, which can help with motivation to start exercising. Losing weight can help improve your sleep apnea condition too.4
Other benefits of sleep apnea therapy include:
- You may help to lower the associated risks of sleep apnea.1
- Reduce symptoms of untreated sleep apnea, such as palpitations, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and chest discomfort.2-3
Romero-Corral A, Caples SM, Lopez-Jimenez F, Somers VK. Interactions between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea: implications for treatment. Chest. 2010 Mar;137(3):711-9. At the time of the writing of this manuscript, Dr Romero-Corral was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. Dr Caples is supported by NIH grant HL99534. Dr Lopez-Jimenez is a recipient of a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association. Dr Somers is supported by NIH grants HL-65176, HL-73211, and 1UL1 RR024150, and by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.