The Benefits of Treating Sleep Apnea

Written by Allison Bordewick on

Let's start by putting this on the table: you deserve a good night's sleep. Your body needs to be taken care of, and it craves time each day to rest and recharge. If you're one of the estimated 22 million Americans1 who suffer from sleep apnea, you know how tough it can be to get the deep, restorative sleep you need to live a happy and healthy life, especially if you travel. That's why it's so important to use a CPAP that allows you to sleep comfortably anywhere, so you can treat your sleep apnea every night and reap the following benefits of consistent CPAP use.

  • Reduce Your Risk of Disease
    Untreated sleep apnea increases your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes,2 and having to manage the medical expenses associated with the diseases. Using a CPAP every night, like the miniCPAP, that lets you sleep comfortably anywhere, is essential to treating your sleep apnea.
  • Increase Daytime Alertness and Concentration
    When your breathing is interrupted at night, it causes micro arousals that disrupt your sleep pattern, (even if you don't fully wake up), which means you're not getting the restorative rest you need. Sleep apnea sufferers often notice it the following day when they're falling asleep at their desk and are easily distracted.
  • Heighten Emotional Stability
    Sleeplessness and depression can live on two sides of the same coin; when one is prevalent, the other is likely to occur too. According to a study by Maurice Ohayon, MD, PhD, “people with depression were found to be five times more likely to suffer from sleep-disordered breathing.”3
  • Decrease Snoring
    If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there is a good chance you're also someone who snores. Do yourself (and your sleeping partner) a favor and see your doctor. If you have sleep apnea and begin using a CPAP machine, the air pressure will keep your airway from collapsing (and you from snoring), which will allow for normal, quieter breathing.4

A little bit about the Transcend® miniCPAP

We want to help you improve your quality of life with better sleep, which means giving you the freedom to sleep anywhere. miniCPAP devices are the number one-selling travel CPAPs on the market. They have the features of your bulky, in-home device, but they weigh less than a pound and are about the size of a soda can—small enough to pack in a carry-on and assure that you can sleep comfortably anywhere. They're even FAA approved so you can get rest on any flight!

Now is the time to do something about your sleep apnea. Call 800-678-9695 or email to learn more about how you can try the Transcend miniCPAP risk-free* for ten days!

*Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for more details.
1American Sleep Apnea Association, n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.
2"CPAP - Benefits." CPAP Health Benefits and Health Risk Prevention. American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.
3Ohayon, Maurice, MD, PhD. " The effects of breathing-related sleep disorders on mood disturbances in the general population." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2003. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.
4Hwang, Dennis, MD. "Is it Snoring or Sleep Apnea?" American Sleep Apnea Association. American Sleep Apnea Association, n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.

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