What are the benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea?
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What are the benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea? Evidence-Based Answer: In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment is associated with improvement in sleepiness, decreased risk for new-onset hypertension, and decreased cardiovascular mortality (SOR: B, systematic review and 2 cohort studies).
Evidence Based Practice 17(2): E-08-E-09