01-26-2014, 04:07 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-26-2014, 04:08 AM by Lukie.)
I don't think they were meant to be a substitute for CPAP.
I don't think they were to be worn 24/7, just during the day.
I think that wearing them during the day if you are sedentary may help prevent the fluid at night from rushing up to the upper part of your body because it helps with venous insufficiency.
Probably helps with fluid build up which causes the eyes to get heavy and puffy as well as the hands in the morning when you get up.
I love my CPAP too!
The article says, "Researchers fitted a group of sleep apnea sufferers with compression stockings they wore for a week, followed by a one-night visit to the polysomography clinic to monitor sleep apnea. The test subjects then went a week without wearing the stockings and came back for a second monitoring session."
I WONDER if when they went back to the polysomography clinic to monitor the sleep apnea, did they have them on CPAP therapy?
From those that I know that use compression stockings, they are prescribed for them during the day when they are on their feet, not when they are off of their feet.
One thing I will say is I cannot understand why medicare refuses to cover compression stockings for those that a doctor says needs to wear them.