July 01, 2022 by Prime Clean
The negative effects of sleep apnea are well known and discussed. However, as some of them are discussed loudly in any company, some are more likely to be discussed only with a physician or the closest ones… What is the link between Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)? How often does it occur? What is the solution for it? We made an investigation on this subject and summed it up in a 8-minute-read article…
We wrote many times about Sleep Apnea, Dangers and causes of sleep apnea, CPAP Machine (CPAP Breathing Machine), CPAP Ozone Disinfector, What’s the best pillow to use with cpap machine, What are the effects of Ozone, Can you pack cpap cleaner in a bag when traveling by airplane, The importance of quality sleep…any subject related to sleep apnea or CPAP therapy you might think of, we wrote about it; well, after reviewing our work so far, seems we didn't write about everything…there are few more important subjects left, including today's: relation between sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. And it's not that we think this subject is something that shouldn't be talked about out loud (quite the opposite), it's just that it is one of those subjects that don't come up often enough. We strongly believe that this should be changed, and any issue that causes physical and/or mental discomfort should be openly discussed, as that is the only way to accept and start resolving it.
Treatment of Sleep Apnea Induced ED
So, even though more research on this topic is needed, an obvious correlation between OSA and ED indicates that treating obstructive sleep apnea may also help treat erectile dysfunction. Sleep apnea treatments actually can often be used as proof that erectile dysfunction is in direct relation to it.
Treating OSA-induced ED effectively actually means treating OSA itself. And the most efficient treatment for OSA is CPAP therapy.
The CPAP therapy was popularized 40-50 years ago and since then has been on the rise as the most effective solution for the sleep apnea condition. The therapy is medically prescribed and requires the use of a CPAP machine and equipment which pushes the pressurized air into the patient's airways and with that keeps them open all the time, thus preventing sleep apnea.
A CPAP machine is a mechanical device that sends air pressure through a mask while a person is asleep. This air pressure is greater than that of the air around, which helps keep upper airway passages open to stop apnea and snoring. Because CPAP is a medical device, all CPAP units must have Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before they can be sold and can be bought only with a medical prescription. This goes in line with diagnosing sleep apnea and in this case diagnosing sleep apnea-induced erectile dysfunctions.
Deciding to consult a physician about an ED issue is often the key step, as it is a step that many men are not comfortable with. But from there on, the process of resolving the issue has already started!