Skip to comments.CPAP provides relief from depression
Posted on 07/13/2019 8:17:51 AM PDT by rintintin
Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Using data from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) trial led by Flinders University, the new study has found a significant decrease in cases of depression after patients received CPAP treatment for their sleep apnea.
This is by far the largest trial of its type and one of very few studies reporting such an effect, says Professor Doug McEvoy from Flinders University.
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Turning off CNNABCCBSNBC would be a great start.
Exactly. I do beleive every cased of obstructive sleep apnea I ever saw could have been cured by weight loss. Weight loss is hard. CPAP is easy.
It lets you pretend you’re Darth Vader.
Posted on 7/5 with 23 replies:
Im 190 - 195, 5 10 and fairly fit. Just got diagnosed with sleep apnea.
NOT depressed, though!
Weight loss is a lot easier with a CPAP if you have sleep apnea though. Unfortunately, I’ve personally got a double (or maybe triple) whammy with sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Narcolepsy trashes your metabolism and improperly treated forced me to eat something to stay awake when I needed to run errands. Every time I’d diet my metabolism would plummet and I involuntarily sleep a lot more. It also impedes the body’s abilty to heal (including recovery from excercise). Narcolepsy is caused by part of the brain becoming damaged (attacked) by your own immune system, unfortunately sleep rhythm, metabolism, and healing are all controlled at least to a degree by the same part of the brain. Fortunately, my doctor put me on Adderall (which was literally the last drug left to try for it), and I no longer have to eat just to stay awake when running errands... I’m dropping about a half pound a day on it. Overly strenuous exercise might still kick the crap out of me, but I’ve at least got more energy to get in some walking.
Well said and I agree 100%. Plus it beats the heck out of prescription drugs that do who-knows-what to our brains, bodies, and attitudes.
I have to disagree with you on this. I would agree being overweight contributes to sleep apnea but is no way the only cause for many people. Some; yes. I wish I had been diagnosed 30 years ago when I was of course much younger and very fit. All that time getting so little sleep (from sleep apnea) took its toll on my job(s) and other things in life. If only I knew then what I know now. Sigh.
I have had patients admit weight loss was easier on CPAP, possibly because they were more alert and awake and found activities fun again. Glad its helping.
Thanks for the mention of orexin. When I was involved in neuroscience research decades ago a new concept was neuronal drop out due to toxins actually created in the neurons themselves as a possible role in the production of diseases like Parkinsons. I wonder if something similar might not be happening with orexins. Interesting.
Short, sweet, to the point - great list Bear...
A FReeper suggested adding vitamin D3. I have added to my daily medicines. Too early to notice any changes.
I have also lost 15 lbs over the past month or so.
Now to kick the salt habit.
More oxygen is good, so people feel better.
A lot better for you, than those so-called anti-depressant medications.
I hope CPAP helps you, as its original purpose is to help sleep apnea.
Salt: "NoSalt" is a sodium-free alternative to salt. To me it tastes like salt. I get mine at WalMart. $4.94.
Well, yeah, its nice to be able to go to sleep AND breathe.
prescription drugs that do who-knows-what
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