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CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
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CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
I was wondering if CPAP could benefit somebody that does not have sleep apnea and otherwise sleeps normally? Does everybody have some form of snoring/flow limitation, and if so would it theoretically make sense that EVERYBODY can benefit from CPAP? Regardless of OSA?
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
I would think that nearly everyone has some form of flow limitations at some point throughout the night. That said, I'm not sure if there would be a measurable benefit from CPAP.

In theory one could say there would be a benefit, but it would need to be weighed against whatever trauma a person experiences from just wearing the mask and trying to adapt to CPAP.

John
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
it might be the only solution for snoring that actually works, but in the US at least, insurers won't cover it so few people, including doctors think of it. many would say $1000 usd to get set up is more pain than snoring but bed partners likely disagree.
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
Hmm that makes sense. Would you say that getting rid of all snoring even if there is no OSA present benefit sleep quality?
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
my wife says her sleep has improved since I'm not snoring much anymore.

they say snoring by itself isn't harmful to the snorer but I really don't believe that. just listen sometime. even without apnea snorer's snort, gasp, toss &turn, rouse, etc. at the very least, it certainly doesn't contribute to sound refreshing sleep.
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
One thing that CPAP Therapy has done for me, is to stop snoring. My wife is grateful. 

Other than that, not much has changed in how well I feel.
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
All members of my family that snore report poor sleep quality. I do think the cost is enough to keep many people from not doing this, as insurance won't approve issuing for snore reduction.
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
(03-13-2020, 01:07 PM)Sleepgains Wrote: I was wondering if CPAP could benefit somebody that does not have sleep apnea and otherwise sleeps normally?

What do you mean by not having sleep apnea? The definition currently in use is a AHI under 5.

Almost any benefit is possible for an individual, but statistically speaking the medical profession does not see the benefit of CPAP therapy for anyone with a AHI under 5.

I can see how an individual who snores could benefit from CPAP therapy, but that is not the consensus of the medical profession. As the use of CPAP therapy expands, the consensus of the medical profession.
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RE: CPAP sleep vs "normal" sleep.
So would you say that having CPAP is an advantage over not having it?
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