CPAP for Sleep Apnea: You'll Wish You'd Tried It Sooner

"First thing you'd think is, 'She's gotta be kidding me, she wants me to wear that?' " (1:42)
People are often hesitant to try a CPAP machine, but most notice the benefits after just one month, says Carol Ash, DO.

If you've never worn a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine before, you'll probably be skeptical that it's actually wearable—or that it can make a big difference in your obstructive sleep apnea. In this video, Carol Ash, DO, medical director of the Sleep for Life center in Hillsborough, N.J., explains how a CPAP machine can be as natural—and as beneficial—as a pair of shoes.

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