Using CPAP All Night, Every Night is Crucial for your Health - Here's Why
CPAP is the gold standard treatment for people suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). For OSA patients, effective CPAP therapy can drastically improve their health and wellbeing, including lowering the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, and improving cognitive function. However, upwards of 83% of patients who start CPAP therapy are non-compliant over the long term. Starting CPAP therapy is crucial – but it is just as important to make sure you keep using CPAP consistently to achieve your best health outcome.
Generally, CPAP compliance is defined as using your CPAP machine for at least 4 hours on 70% of nights. But research has shown that using CPAP therapy upwards of 4-6 hours can help further decrease heart attacks, blood pressure, excessive daytime sleepiness, and memory to name a few. Although any CPAP use is better than none, the greatest improvements are seen with consistent, longer CPAP use. The more, the better.
Clinical studies have found that a more “intensive” support program – one which involves Respiratory/Sleep Specialist oversight as well as more frequent follow-up care – procures superior clinical outcomes across a wide range of measures. These include significantly higher CPAP usage per night, less daytime sleepiness, lower hospitalizations and deaths from cardiovascular issues.
The CPAP Clinic is a leading nationwide provider of sleep disorder services, and the only provider offering all of the following services in-house:
- Respiratory & Sleep Physician Oversight: The CPAP Clinic works in partnership with Centurion Healthcare to provide face-to-face and telehealth (video or phone) consultations for patients struggling with CPAP.
- Sleep Study Services: patients have access to bulk billed in-lab and home sleep studies.
- CPAP Consultant Review: our Consultants provide the everyday, on-the-ground support for patients, handling routine enquiries, and escalating matters to the Specialists if more complicated issues arise
- CPAP Data Reports: our clinicians provide reports to patients and other authorised clinicians (E.g. GPs, Cardiologists, ENTs etc.) so that key medical personnel are kept informed of the patient’s treatment progress
Purchasing a CPAP machine is not the end of the treatment process. It is the beginning. That is why when deciding where to purchase your CPAP treatment, it is important to choose a provider that offers a comprehensive range of clinical services like the CPAP Clinic.