Emotional Impact of Wearing a CPAP Mask

Approximately one of 15 Americans is diagnosed with sleep apnea; and one in 50 is an undiagnosed sufferer.[1] The treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea involves using a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine. Technology does not seem to have caught up with this treatment as the machine requires the user to wear a mask that is hooked to the machine. This is the issue with treatment compliance. Depression is just one emotion that can erupt when diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and prescribed a CPAP machine.

Wearing CPAP Mask can Impact Body Image

Body image is psychological, a learned belief. When individuals have a healthy body image, they have an ac