Myths busted: The truths about sleep apnea and CPAP therapy


Did you realise that we spend a third of our lives in bed? This is where our bodies are designed to regenerate and heal.

However, millions of Australians may be affected by a hidden sleep disorder that can affect our sleep quality and our body’s ability to fulfill this function. Sleep apnea often shows up as snoring, daytime fatigue or a grumpy bed partner. Attributed to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia, sleep apnea often goes untreated. Here’s some of the myths that hold people back from a better quality sleep:

Myth 1: It’s not sexy. Fact: A poll of grumpy bed partners revealed that using a quiet CPAP setup in the dark is sexier than an all night symphony of chainsaws

Myth 2: CPAP machines are bulky.Truth: Modern devices are small, quiet and can offer instant results, which can be life changing.

Myth 3: Treatment is complex. Reality: Treatment can be complex if you try and do it by yourself, the CPAP Direct crew are experts in optimising therapy settings and configuration to be simple and easy.

Quality sleep isn’t a luxury; it’s vital. With 20+ stores and online support, CPAP Direct aids your sleep apnea journey. Explore at or call 1300 133 298.

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