Did you know migraines can actually be triggered by a lack of sleep? In a recent study conducted in Spain, researchers looked at migraines and the long-term effects of CPAP therapy.
Results indicate CPAP treatment decreases the frequency, duration and intensity of migraine attacks in patients with Sleep Apnea. This study also shows a reduction in medication and number of missed days at work. (1)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In Virginia, a new study suggests that CPAP therapy reduces nightmares in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and OSA. (2)
"One out of six veterans suffer from PTSD, which affects their personal, social and productive life." - Dr. Sadeka Tamanna, MD
Results show CPAP compliance causes the average number of nightmares per week to fall significantly and reduces the frequency of these nightmares. (2)
Dementia is a loss of brain function, which affects memory, thinking, language, judgement and behavior. A 2011 study looks into a link between sleep disordered breathing in older women and dementia. (3) Researchers suggest for older adults who are under some form of psychological stress, this link may be even stronger.
The study concludes that patients using CPAP therapy displayed improvements in memory, attention, and planning. (4)
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(1) "CPAP Improves Migraine Burden in Patients with Sleep Apnea" - Medscape (source).
(2) "Veterans with PTSD...Benefit from CPAP Therapy" - Medical News Today, July 2013 (source).
(3) "Dementia" - PubMed Health, September 2011, (source).
(4) "The Impact of Sleep Problems on Senior Health" - A Place for Mom, March 2013 (source).