Can wearing a cpap machine almost all day and night cause negative side effects
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If he requires CPAP to breath during the day, he might not have just sleep apnea. He can either have chronic sinus congestion which can cause swelling which in return cause decreased airflow, or he might have obstruction from enlarged turbinates or deviated nasal septum. I would go see an ENT and get a sinus CT scan to see if he has infection or obstruction or both.
CPAP is designed for use during sleep only
I would seek advice from the sleep specialist, but generally speaking if daytime airway is an issue, there may be more appropriate alternatives during the day (perhaps including an oral appliance).
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