Apart from the obvious benefits of improved blood flow, reduced snoring has a measurable impact on relationship harmony, according to a presentation at the 2014 scientific meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association.

Men who adhere to CPAP for more than four hours a night have increased erectile function and sexual desire. Their partners also appear happier.

Researchers led by Dr Kerri Melehan from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research found CPAP increased the number of sleep-related erections and improved vascular blood flow, regardless of length of usage.