They're used for sleep apnea where you have to wear a mask overnight, it delivers a steady airflow. Some of the machines come with humidifiers so your airway doesn't get all dried out... an elderly client of mine had to wear one, I don't even know how he got used to wearing the mask.What are they?
Yes, if an athlete truly suffers of sleep apnea I can see where the CPAP would be beneficial just for a good night's rest. But if s/he doesn't wearing the mask all night might prove to be more of an unnecessary pain in the arse than anything.I think just improves sleep quality for athletes with sleep apnea, so your recovery/rest is improved? Can't see how it would help an athlete without sleep apnea?