09 Nov Have you watched yourself snore?? It may help…
If you do snore or stop breathing in your sleep and have ever watched a video of yourself doing this, that video may actually be a helpful tool.
Aloia et al. from the National Jewish Heath in Denver recently released some preliminary findings at the Associated Professional sleep Societies of a randomised control trial they have been conducting. The trial consists of an average age of 50 year old patients who have recently been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). These patients were split into three groups:
– Those that watched a video of themselves snoring and gasping for air
– Those that watched a video of others snoring and gasping for air
– Those who watched no video
All patients received routine CPAP education.
What they found was that those that watched video of themselves used CPAP for a mean of 6.5hrs per night, those that watched someone else used it for 4.1hrs and those who didn’t watch anyone had 3.5 hrs of usage per night. This usage occurred over the first 90 days.
These findings are quite interesting, and in future (with more data) video may become an important tool in CPAP education.
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