CPAP Therapy Against Sleep Apnea Beautifies and Rejuvenates: Want to look more awake, young and attractive? We, too, but for that we should suffer sleep apnea first.
Brief Intro: Sleep apnea (or sleep apnoea in British English; /æpˈniːə/) is a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Similarly, each abnormally shallow breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is often diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or “Sleep Study”. via Wikipedia
A new study, published on Sunday ‘Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, “suggests that people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are more handsome after at least two months of following the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP).
“These results perciven so people other than physicians,” said lead author and researcher Ronald D. Chervin, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.
In the study, researchers took digital photos of the faces of the participants and then a total of 22 volunteers were paired images before and after therapy in a random order and classified by their alertness, youth and attractiveness.
Twelve assessors were medical professionals and ten were members of the community.
The results show that of the 20 participants, 68 percent of the evaluators identified the facial image of individuals after treatment as having more awake appearance that the photo of pretreatment, 67 percent, more attractive, and 64 percent, more youthful.
Reports of Fed American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) estimated at between 12 and 18 million adults in the U.S. with obstructive sleep apnea untreated, which involves repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.
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