CPAP provides relief from depression



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CPAP provides relief from depression


Science Daily ^

| July 1 2019
| Flinders University

Posted on07/13/2019 8:17:51 AM PDTbyrintintin

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com …


TOPICS:Culture/Society
KEYWORDS:apnea;cpap;depression;health;oxygen;sleep


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posted on07/13/2019 8:17:51 AM PDT
by rintintin


To:rintintin

Restful sleep, tasty healthy food, time out in the sunshine, moderate exercise and doing something that makes you feel a sense of accomplishment every day can all lift a persons mood.

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posted on07/13/2019 8:24:50 AM PDT
by Harmless Teddy Bear
(Human beings don’t behave rationally. We rationalize our behavior.)


To:Harmless Teddy Bear

Turning off CNNABCCBSNBC would be a great start.


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posted on07/13/2019 8:36:54 AM PDT
by bgill


To:Harmless Teddy Bear

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.


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posted on07/13/2019 8:37:56 AM PDT
by wastoute
(Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.ANYTHING)


To:rintintin

It lets you pretend you’re Darth Vader.


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posted on07/13/2019 8:38:38 AM PDT
by Larry Lucido


To:rintintin

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posted on07/13/2019 8:46:23 AM PDT
by upchuck
(No muzzy is fit to hold public office – their cult (religion) is incompatible with the Constitution.)


To:rintintin


To:wastoute

I’m 190 – 195, 5’ 10” and fairly fit. Just got diagnosed with sleep apnea.

NOT depressed, though!


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posted on07/13/2019 8:54:06 AM PDT
by jdsteel
(Americans are Dreamers too!!!)


To:wastoute

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.


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posted on07/13/2019 8:54:24 AM PDT
by Lurker51


To:Harmless Teddy Bear

Restful sleep, tasty healthy food, time out in the sunshine, moderate exercise and doing something that makes you feel a sense of accomplishment every day can all lift a persons mood.

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.

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posted on07/13/2019 8:54:37 AM PDT
by Boomer


To:wastoute

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.

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.

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posted on07/13/2019 8:58:55 AM PDT
by Boomer


To:Boomer

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 it’s helping.


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posted on07/13/2019 9:11:47 AM PDT
by wastoute
(Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.ANYTHING)


To:Lurker51

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 Parkinson’s. I wonder if something similar might not be happening with orexins. Interesting.


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posted on07/13/2019 9:14:12 AM PDT
by wastoute
(Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.ANYTHING)


To:Harmless Teddy Bear

Restful sleep, tasty healthy food, time out in the sunshine, moderate exercise and doing something that makes you feel a sense of accomplishment every day can all lift a persons mood.

Short, sweet, to the point – great list Bear…

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posted on07/13/2019 9:31:52 AM PDT
by GOPJ
(MSNBC Bimbos & Pretentious men: EVERY CHILD RAPIST on Epstein’s plane was a powerful democrat…)


To:upchuck

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.


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posted on07/13/2019 9:34:27 AM PDT
by Dacula


To:rintintin

More oxygen is good, so people feel better.

A lot better for you, than those so-called anti-depressant medications.


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posted on07/13/2019 9:52:53 AM PDT
by Innovative


To:jdsteel

I hope CPAP helps you, as its original purpose is to help sleep apnea.


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posted on07/13/2019 9:57:07 AM PDT
by Innovative


To:Dacula

D3: I’ve been taking a daily 5000 IU D3 pill for about 6 years. Haven’t been sick once.

Salt: “NoSalt” is a sodium-free alternative to salt. To me it tastes like salt. I get mine at WalMart. $4.94.

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posted on07/13/2019 10:01:59 AM PDT
by upchuck
(No muzzy is fit to hold public office – their cult (religion) is incompatible with the Constitution.)


To:rintintin

Well, yeah, its nice to be able to go to sleep AND breathe.


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posted on07/13/2019 10:05:21 AM PDT
by Delta 21
(Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true…. ~~ Donald J. Trump)


To:Boomer

prescription drugs that do who-knows-what


Then suffer, baby, suffer.


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posted on07/13/2019 10:06:31 AM PDT
by sparklite2
(Don’t mind me. I’m just a contrarian.)


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