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Face mask can help combat mild cases of sleep condition.

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A night time face mask can improve energy levels and vitality in people who suffer from the condition sleep apnoea.

This is the finding from a new study of over 200 patients, published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, led by Imperial College London. The research, conducted at 11 NHS sleep centres across the UK including the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, is one of the first to investigate the use of the treatment for mild cases of sleep apnoea. The mask – called a CPAP machine - is currently only recommended for people whose sleep apnoea is moderate to severe.

imperial.ac.uk/news/194209/...

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Blackbird6

They can also help when robbing banks 😂😂😂 sorry my humour this morning has no bounds

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2greys
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🤣🤭

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Izb1
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This made me smile x

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Blackbird6
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😂😂😂

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astragal

Good morning 2greys and everyone

The research may indeed benefit those who have sleep apnoea. I don’t have apnoea but due to deformity in my spine and chest wall, also bronchiectasis I retain co2. This is made worse during the night, lpr reflux adds to the mix.

Harefield gave me a Nippy st Bilevel machine which has made a difference.

The mask can take a bit of getting used to, but now it is just part of the routine.

Although I do sound a little like Darth Vader whilst using it.

I have found that it opens the airways and seemingly loosens mucus, which may be of benefit to others.

Hopefully those needing cpap and Bipap will have access to these machines and receive support and aftercare.

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