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Wake-up Better Looking!!

Did everyone get their beauty sleep last night? Beauty sleep is no joke! By improving the quality of your sleep you could actually be more attractive according to research from two Michigan universities. Fortunately for people with sleep apnea, a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is now reporting that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can help people with sleep apnea.

"This study showed that independent human raters - both medical personnel and members of the community - can perceive improved alertness, attractiveness, and youthfulness in the appearance of sleepy patients with obstructive sleep apnea, after they have been compliant with use of CPAP at home," said lead author and principal investigator Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. "These results show that the subjective impression of many clinicians, namely that their patients look more alert and sometimes more youthful after treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, may well be something that can be perceived by many other people."

The researchers for this study recruited 20 adults that suffer from sleep apnea. Digital pictures were taken of their faces prior to CPAP therapy. Then they were instructed to be compliant on CPAP therapy for two months at home. After treatment a new set of pictures were taken. Volunteers were asked to rate the picture’s level of attractiveness, youthfulness, and alertness.

An average of 68% of the raters believe post-experiment face was more attractive the the “pre-CPAP” face! Perhaps this will convince patients to user their CPAP machines on a consistent, nightly basis. And keep them clean with the SoClean® 2!


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