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The president has started using CPAP machine

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters while leaving the White House for Chicago

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has started using a medical device commonly used to treat sleep apnea to help improve his sleep.

Biden is using a continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP, which keeps a person’s airways open during sleep so he or she can receive the oxygen needed to function.

“Since 2008, the president has disclosed his history with sleep apnea in thorough medical reports,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said Wednesday. “He used a CPAP machine last night, which is common for people with that history.”

The device includes a mask that is strapped to a person’s face while they sleep. Reporters noticed indentation marks on Biden’s face Wednesday as he departed the White House for Illinois.