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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Friday, July 18, 2014

New topics in apnea world: Singing and E.D.

   It's been awhile.
   I decided to fire up the blog again and came across a couple of interesting topics.
   Apparently singing is now among the strategies (perhaps not universally accepted) to lessen the impact of apnea.
   The topic is addressed in a Health Q and A in the Herald-Review in Illinois.  It cites a 2013 UK study on the success of a 3-month daily singing exercise program which can be found at
   I'm not vouching for this method (and it certainly shouldn't be a CPAP replacement) but, hey, singing never hurts.
   In other news in apnea land, a study has found that regular CPAP use can help men who also suffer from erectile dysfunction, according to a report in Medscape.
   It is logical that the two ailments can occur simultaneously as being overweight can be a factor for both. It is hoped that perhaps men reluctant to use CPAP will spring into action with the added benefit of addressing their E.D.
  "If sex sells it at the end of the day and gets more men to use their CPAP, that's great," said Kerri Melehan, a sleep researcher at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where the study took place.
   Yes, it is.


Blogger olivia edrick said...

Sleep apnea means breath cessation, which is one of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.

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October 10, 2014 at 4:06 AM 

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