Sleep better, look better? New research says yes

According to a new research study from the U-M Health System and Michigan Technological University, getting treatment for a common sleep problem may do more than help you sleep better – it may help you look better over the long term, too.

This is the first time researchers have shown specific improvement in facial appearance after at-home treatment for sleep apnea, a condition marked by snoring and breathing interruptions. Sleep apnea affects millions of adults – most undiagnosed – and puts them at higher risk for heart-related problems and daytime accidents.

Michigan Tech researchers and U-M sleep experts have worked for years on studies of sleep patterns, and the effect of sleep-related problems.

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