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Sleep Disorders

03 January 2011

CPAP therapy increases energy in sleep apnoea patients

Randomised control trial shows that CPAP has a therapeutic benefit on fatigue beyond placebo effects

Randomised control trial shows that CPAP has a therapeutic benefit on fatigue beyond placebo effects

Self-reported energy levels also increased after three weeks of CPAP therapy, with the mean score on the vigour-activity subscale of the Profile of Mood States – Short Form increasing significantly from 14.28 at baseline to 16.52 post-treatment. Significant changes in fatigue and energy were not observed in participants who received placebo CPAP.

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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