Treating Sleep Apnea Has Hidden Health Benefits

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By Molly Clifton

People who suffer from sleep apnea and who are pre-diabetic may be able to improve their blood sugar levels if they wear a CPAP mask at night.

A continuous positive airway pressure mask keeps the airway open and prevents sleep interuptions.

Researchers supervised 39 adults in a sleep lab for two weeks and found those who wore the mask were better able to use their body’s insulin.

The study suggests as many as two-thirds of type 2 diabetic patients may not realize they have sleep apnea.

 



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