Celebrate Men’s Health by Staying CPAP Compliant

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 by CarePro Blogger

It may be funny to joke that Dad sounds like he’s using the chainsaw at night, but it could be the symptom of a much larger problem. Snoring, after all, is one of the signs that you have sleep apnea—and the condition is more common among men than it is among women. Since June is Men’s Health Month, we’re going to look at how CPAP-compliance can help Dad stay at the top of his game!

  • It reduces his chances of having a heart attack

 

Right now, heart disease is the number one thing men die from in the United States, according to the CDC. One of the things sleep apnea does is deprive your heart of the oxygen it needs to keep functioning. Over time, it can cause cardiovascular damage and make Dad’s blood pressure go up. By using his CPAP every night, Dad can eliminate these particular risks that sleep apnea pose to his heart.

 

  • It could keep him from having an accident.

 

Behind heart disease, unintentional injury is also a leading cause of death for men in the United States. Many times, this is because men tend to take riskier jobs. If Dad is feeling daytime drowsiness due to untreated sleep apnea, he could put himself at risk of having a fatal accident at work. Staying CPAP compliant is one way to make sure this doesn’t happen!

 

  • It reduces his chances of having a stroke.

 

Just as with heart disease, your chances of having a stroke are increased if your body isn’t getting an appropriate amount of oxygen at night. Since the CDC lists stroke as the number five reason why men die in the United States each year, Dad should definitely take this side-effect of sleep apnea seriously and use his CPAP machine each night!

This Father’s Day, give your Dad the gift of better health and encourage him to remain CPAP compliant! If he’s not completely comfortable in his sleep apnea therapy, take him to see the respiratory experts at CarePro Home Medical.

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