Treatments for sleep apnea include CPAP, lifestyle changes, and surgery
Treatments for sleep apnea can include lifestyle changes, CPAP, and surgery.
- Lifestyle Changes: These can include changing your sleep position or losing weight.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, which uses a mask that is worn over the patient’s nose and/or mouth while he or she is asleep. The mask is connected to a machine that provides continuous air flow into the nose, which aids in keeping the airways open to pave way for regular breathing.
Surgery: There are various surgeries available to treat sleep apnea as well. The most common surgeries include:
- Nasal surgery
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
- Mandibular maxillomandibular advancement surgery