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Using a CPAP machine on a regular basis

Are there any dangers to using a CPAP machine on a regular basis once diagnosed with Sleep Apnea ?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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the danger lies in NOT using a cpap if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. and it should be used every time you intend to sleep, naps included.
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