Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
There are many treatment options available for patients to choose from, so we’ll help you understand your options so that the most effective treatment can be provided. Millions of people have found effective sleep apnea treatment from a device called CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.
There are different styles of CPAP, but they all utilize the same basic principle of using a small amount of air pressure to overcome the blockage of your airway. We’ll explain the different types of masks and CPAP devices to help you find the device that best fits your lifestyle and the severity of your sleep apnea.
In addition to CPAP, lifestyle changes can positively impact sleep apnea, including weight loss, quitting tobacco, alcohol, and sedatives, and even changes to your sleep positions. Some sleep apnea patients also find effective relief from a specially made mouthpiece called a mandibular advancement device.
Although not always as effective as a CPAP device, oral appliances are an excellent way to treat snoring and are preferred by some patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea as an effective way to eliminate/decrease snoring.
Surgical options – Sometimes, obstructive sleep apnea is so severe that CPAP devices and oral appliances are not effective. Sometimes surgical procedures and/or medication(s) are required to help mitigate the most severe cases of OSA.