CPAP treatment of a population-based sample--what are the benefits and the treatment compliance?

Lindberg, Eva; Berne, Christian; Elmasry, Ahmed; Hedner, Jan; Janson, Christer
Sleep medicine; 2006 Oct;7(7):553-60. PMID: 16740408
Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Uppsala University, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, and Sleep Laboratory, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. eva.lindberg@akademiska.s


Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment has positive effects, including improved insulin sensitivity in sleep-laboratory cohorts with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. There is still a lack of data on benefits obtained and possibilities to treat less symptomatic individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CPAP treatment on metabolic profile and quality of life (QoL) in a population-based sample of men with sleep apnea. Another purpose was to investigate the compliance to CPAP in this population.