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Medical Cannabis Is a No-No for Sleep Apnea, Experts Say

Surgery is another option, but only in extreme cases

If you have exhausted all other sleep apnea treatments, surgery can also increase the size of your airway and reduce your episodes of sleep apnea. Your surgeon may remove your adenoids, tonsils, or the excess tissues at the back of your throat or inside the nose. Surgery may also reconstruct your jaw to enlarge the upper airway or implant plastic rods into your soft palate.