Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may reverse changes in brain stem activity associated with increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
The findings “highlight the effectiveness of CPAP treatment in reducing one of the most significant health issues [heart disease] associated with obstructive sleep apnea,” the researchers concluded.
In this small study, published recently in the Journal of Neurophysiology, Australian researchers found that CPAP treatment reduced that nerve activity by restoring normal brain stem function.
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