A new study in the journal SLEEP suggests that CPAP therapy can do much more than improve sleep: Patients who regularly use a CPAP machine felt significantly less fatigue throughout the day. Patients who regularly use a CPAP machine also had much more energy.How does CPAP help treat sleep apnea?
The treatment of choice for obstructive sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP). CPAP is a mask that fits over the nose and/or mouth, and gently blows air into the airway to help keep it open during sleep. This method of treatment is highly effective.