[UPI]

U.S. researchers show people with a sleeping disorder who get at-home treatment to improve sleep can look more attractive as well.

Study leader Dr. Ronald Chervin, director of the University of Michigan’s Sleep Disorders Center, said sleep apnea affects millions of adults — most undiagnosed — and puts them at higher risk for heart-related problems and daytime accidents.

The researchers used a sensitive “face mapping” technique usually used by surgeons, and a panel of independent appearance raters, to detect changes in 20 middle-aged apnea patients just a few months after they began using a system called CPAP to help them breathe better during sleep and overcome chronic sleepiness.

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