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Insomnia Therapy Can Help CPAP Use

The current study by Dr Sweetman and colleagues published in the journal Sleep (December 2019 issue) found that initial treatment with Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) improves global insomnia severity, increases subsequent CPAP acceptance and results in a 1-h increase in long-term use of CPAP therapy.

CBT-i produces sustained clinical benefits, the treatment being both cost-effective and safe. As CBT-i achieves substantial improvements in subjective insomnia symptoms in patients with co-occurring OSA while at the same time improving adherence to CPAP, it should be considered best practice treatment for all such patients. Read more here.

If you are having difficulty sleeping with CPAP despite trying different interfaces, please talk to your physician about a referral for CBT-i.

Sleep Well. Lead Well.