Sleep Apnea Research

Sleep Apnea & CPAP News: August Edition

Each month we’ll bring you the headlines from the top stories of the previous month—just in time for you to catch up and get ready for the new month’s news cycle. Have an article you want us to share? Send us a Facebook message, and we’ll include it in our next post!

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones

Did you know sleep can affect your hormones? Lack of sleep, in particular, can have a negative impact on all of your hormones, which could potentially worsen weight gain, reduce energy, and increase stress. Learn more on Doctor Steven Park’s podcast.

I’m A CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment

This article caught the attention of the CPAP world when it was first published. “Dropping out” of CPAP is unfortunately nothing new. It’s estimated as many as 50% of those who start using the device stop. Reasons for stopping range from uncomfortable mask fit to lack of support. We encourage anyone who is having a difficult time finding the right CPAP mask fit to call our team (1-800-356-5221) to discuss options and recommendations.  And if you aren’t getting the support you need from your medical team be sure to check out CPAPTalk.com; there is a great group of fellow CPAP users who can help you navigate through this new normal.

Didn’t get a chance to read the article? Check out, “I’m a CPAP Dropout: Why Many Lose Sleep Over Apnea Treatment.

Poor Sleep May Hinder Weight Loss, Study Shows

Can’t lose weight? It could be because you aren’t getting enough sleep. While healthy eating and exercise should still be included in any weight loss plan, sleep may move to the top of the list of recommendations. “The rise in obesity prevalence rates over the past decades parallels an epidemic of sleep disturbances,” Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó.  Interested in reading more? Click here to view the full article.

Popular CPAPTalk Topics to Check Out:

Not all topics below launched in July, but all threads have active conversations around important subjects. 

Courtney aims to make learning about sleep apnea and sleep apnea therapies as enjoyable as possible. Contact us if you’re interested in sharing your story or have a topic you’d like CPAP.com to investigate! 

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