(07-07-2012, 01:45 PM)Sleepster Wrote: High blood pressure (hypertension) is dramatically reversed by CPAP therapy. There's a lot of stress placed on your heart by OSA. Once you treat OSA you reduce most of that stress.
This morning SleepyHead informed me that last night was night 93 since I started CPAP therapy, so I'm still pretty new to this.
According to the collective wisdom of the internet treating my OSA is supposed to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce hypertension. I am happy to report that I have been able to reduce my insulin use by about 25%, although at the beginning it increased by about the same amount. Suddenly at about the end of the second month my insulin need dropped dramatically.
However, I'm still waiting for the hypertension benefits to show up. I still need the same dosages to keep the blood pressures in the normal range.