NOTICE:
Apnea Board will be offline for a few hours soon (Today, January 20, 2017).
We will be updating our forum software & moving to a new server.
For more information, click here.

Post Reply 
[News] Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
Author Message
ApneaNews Offline
Apnea News Correspondent
Advisory Members

Posts: 170
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: IBM Selectric II
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: 3M N95 (it gets dusty in the newsroom)
Humidifier: Sears Kenmore (circa 1979)
CPAP Pressure: 3200 psi
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: I report, therefore I am.

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: In the newsroom (where else?)

Post: #1
Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function, Satisfaction in Men with Sleep Apnea

Researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center have found that non-diabetic men under age 60 who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are experiencing improved sexual function and satisfaction from use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

For the study, the researchers assessed the erectile function and libido of 92 men who were newly diagnosed with OSA and starting CPAP therapy. According to the researchers, erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in OSA patients, and nearly half of the men in the Walter Reed study reported the presence of ED. Patients were assessed again after 1, 3, and 6 months of CPAP therapy.

The results showed that CPAP improved the sexual function and satisfaction in the majority of men in the study regardless of their level of erectile function reported at the start of the study. According to the researchers, while those with ED reported more improvements, many participants without ED also reported improved sexual function and satisfaction.

“We were surprised at how prevalent ED is in a relatively young population of men with sleep apnea. The average age was 45,” said Joseph Dombrowsky, MD, the study’s primary investigator. “But we were similarly surprised at how robust a clinically significant response the men had with CPAP therapy.”

The findings were presented last week at the SLEEP 2012 meeting in Boston.

fair use from:
http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/sleep_report/2012-06-20_04.asp

The above post may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The material available is intended to advance the understanding of Sleep Apnea treatment and to advance the educational level of Sleep Apnea patients with regard to their health. Sometimes included is the full text of articles and documents rather than a simple link because outside links frequently "go bad" or change over time. This constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material in this post is distributed without fee or payment of any kind for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this post for purposes of your own that go beyond "fair use", you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
06-20-2012 02:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,947
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
(06-20-2012 02:56 PM)ApneaNews Wrote:  For the study, the researchers assessed the erectile function and libido of 92 men who were newly diagnosed with OSA and starting CPAP therapy.
Why these kind of studies never included women and how they did the assessing on the men surely not using the EPS (Epworth Sleepiness Scale)
Lets face it, if one is sleep deprived sex would be the last thing on one mind Dont-know
(This post was last modified: 06-21-2012 01:07 AM by zonk.)
06-21-2012 12:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Dreamcatcher Offline

Members-b

Posts: 912
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed Autoset Spirit II with Quattro F/F & FX Masks
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H4i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
(06-21-2012 12:35 AM)zonk Wrote:  
(06-20-2012 02:56 PM)ApneaNews Wrote:  For the study, the researchers assessed the erectile function and libido of 92 men who were newly diagnosed with OSA and starting CPAP therapy.
Why these kind of studies never included women and how they did the assessing on the men surely not using the EPS (Epworth Sleepiness Scale)
Lets face it, if one is sleep deprived sex would be the last thing on one mind Dont-know

Not spoken like a true man Too-funny It wouldnt matter how tired I was although after 5 years, I wouldnt know if there was any improvement or not but Im fishing better Laugh-a-lot Dielaughing
06-21-2012 05:04 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

BabyDoc Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 184
Joined: May 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with Climateline Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 6.0 -16.0 CM
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Beachwood, OHIO

Post: #4
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
Even though I am feeling better in many ways after getting my OSA treated, I am not sure that my wife is finding me more attractive, especially when she turns towards me and sees my face wrapped in a chin strap and nasal pillows with a hose hanging from my face. She tells me I am a pretty frightening sight. This makes me wonder about the results of this study. What good is treatment if it helps one's sexual partner's function, while turning off the other's. Ater all, doesn't it still take two to tango?
(This post was last modified: 06-21-2012 12:08 PM by BabyDoc.)
06-21-2012 11:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,947
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #5
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
(06-21-2012 11:59 AM)BabyDoc Wrote:  Ater all, doesn't it still take two to tango?
It just reminded me of Marlon Brando movie "Last Tango In Paris" Too-funny
06-21-2012 02:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Dreamcatcher Offline

Members-b

Posts: 912
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed Autoset Spirit II with Quattro F/F & FX Masks
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H4i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #6
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
I bought a new bed to solve my problem Too-funny

[Image: Fire-Truck-Kids-Bunk-Bed-1.jpg]
06-22-2012 12:08 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,947
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #7
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
also it would make a practical hose management system and rainout protection
06-22-2012 03:28 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

robpur Offline

Members

Posts: 15
Joined: Jun 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Resmed H5i and ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 13 to 19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sequim, WA

Post: #8
RE: Study Finds CPAP Improves Sexual Function
(06-21-2012 11:59 AM)BabyDoc Wrote:  Even though I am feeling better in many ways after getting my OSA treated, I am not sure that my wife is finding me more attractive, especially when she turns towards me and sees my face wrapped in a chin strap and nasal pillows with a hose hanging from my face. She tells me I am a pretty frightening sight. This makes me wonder about the results of this study. What good is treatment if it helps one's sexual partner's function, while turning off the other's. Ater all, doesn't it still take two to tango?

I knew a girl one time that made a comment about my CPAP mask, something about looking like an alien, even though she had only seen it once while I was trying it on. As a result, I never spent the entire night with her. I would stay until I started to fall asleep, and then I would head home to spend the night in my own bed with my CPAP. She realized what she had done, apologized, and asked me to stay many times, but I never trusted her enough to stay.

My wife has never complained, and has never made a negative comment about my CPAP use. It has changed the way we are at times, but it has not changed our relationship. We don't fall asleep forehead to forehead, nose to nose, but that's kind of a good thing for me. I would get hot with her wrapped around me at night.

She doesn't roll over on me in the morning for sex like she once did, but that might have more to do with our 20 years of marriage than the CPAP. Still, we find intimate moments. Less in the morning when I'm in my own little world with the CPAP mask on, but we still have time to lay naked in bed in the evening after work. Sometimes just to cuddle, and sometimes for sex.

Wearing a CPAP mask at night can certainly put a wall between you and your lover while going to sleep and while sleeping, but that's it. Even morning sex is possible if your lover is aggressive enough to rip the mask from your face and have his/her way with you. :-)
06-22-2012 04:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Reset Dreamstation Pro's Auto function without losing data? Russatrice 4 137 01-18-2017 09:36 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  Just diagnosed but headed back for 2nd study. Advice? Piggles 50 1,392 01-13-2017 04:58 PM
Last Post: shylock31
  Got my home study results....finally jds2001 6 304 01-11-2017 02:58 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait
  [Diagnosis] Waiting for sleep study results...got Pulse Ox in the meanwhile jds2001 14 703 01-08-2017 10:29 PM
Last Post: jds2001
  Sleep study last night Momajo79 12 480 01-08-2017 07:10 PM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
  [Equipment] Appt tommorow for study review & new machine oneeyedrifter 20 673 01-06-2017 09:15 PM
Last Post: oneeyedrifter
  Sleep latency -study results Dagmar 1 180 12-06-2016 10:04 PM
Last Post: chill

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)