CPAP good for men's sex life

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy helps boost sexual desire and satisfaction in men with obstructive sleep apnoea, say Australian researchers.

They made the finding in a randomised sham-controlled study of 55 middle-aged men with an average BMI of 32.8kg/m2, a mean serum testosterone level at baseline of 10.1nmol/L and an average apnoea-hypopnea index of 43.9/h.

By segmenting the men into several distinct groups, the researchers found those who used CPAP regularly but less than the prescribed four hours per night had more erections during