There may be a way for people with obstructive sleep apnea to lower their blood pressure without adding medications.
A new Spanish study finds using continuous positive airway pressure, or C-PAP, can help to bring their blood pressure down.
researchers in Valencia, Spain studied the effects c-pap might have on people with obstructed sleep apnea, who also had high blood pressure, and were taking 3 or more medications to control it.
They received C-PAP treatments for 12 weeks and results show a decrease in their 24-hour average blood pressure, their diastolic blood pressure, and an improvement in their nighttime blood pressure pattern, too.
Researchers say more studies are needed to determine the long-term effects, but continuous positive airway pressure may provide a way for people to lower their blood pressure without additional medications.