admin — July 4, 2005, 8:04 am

Masks for Sleep Apnea

Some people strugle to sleep at night because they get inadequate oxygen levels. Many things can contribute to the condition called sleep apnea. Some of the more typical things helping to cause sleep apnea are obesity, smoking, alcohol, and other drugs. The solution for some is a sleeping mask:

Dr. Puchalski prescribed nightly C-Pap treatments for Rosario. He puts on a mask every night and it provides enough pressure for his airway to stay open through the night. For the past six months, he’s been using the device.

Rosario said, “It helps you go to sleep. The bad thing is in the morning I’m hard to get up because I’m sleeping so well.”

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