New Research Shows CPAP Machines May Not Be For Everyone

Oct 4, 2015

CPAP machines, used to assist those struggling with problems like sleep apnea, may not be as effective across the board as once thought. In fact, the machines can be dangerous or even fatal for patients who experience heart failure or those who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Dr. Eric Dyken, neurologist and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, about CPAP machine risk and other sleep research in the news, including a new study that looks at why a lack of sleep affects emotional control.