Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and CPAP
More than 50% people give up using their CPAP therapy due to discomfort and poor understanding of risk/benefit ratio. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been observed to work
Facts about cognitive behavior therapy about CPAP –
- Cochrane Collaboration research network revealed that approximately 54 people out of every 100 participating in a CBT used CPAP machine for more than 6 hours every night, in comparison to the 15 out of 100 that used it for 6 hours/night without cognitive behavioral therapy.
- CBT in conjunction with initial training retained more users who continued with CPAP therapy for a longer period of time.