Is Sleep Apnea Treatable?

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Sleep Apnea is extremely treatable. Some patients simply need to make a few lifestyle changes to achieve complete relief from their symptoms while others need more extensive care. The best treatment for you will address any underlying causes and risk factors to alleviate your symptoms. Treating sleep apnea often requires a multi-pronged approach, including:

  1. Lifestyle changes
    Weight loss, smoking cessation, reduced alcohol use, medication adjustments and increased exercise may all be appropriate to help you better control your risk factors.

    2. PAP therapy
    Positive air pressure, or PAP therapy, can be used to maintain an open airway while you sleep. It is administered through a mask that is placed over the nose or the nose and the mouth.

    3. Oral appliance therapy
    A sleep apnea oral appliance is a device that fits over the jaw and gently repositions it to keeps the airway open.

    4. Additional treatment
    Treating any underlying medical problems can help alleviate symptoms of sleep apnea.
    Surgery may be needed in cases where structural abnormalities are causing or contributing to your sleep apnea symptoms.

    Call us today to find out more about getting your sleep apnea symptoms under control or to schedule an appointment with our sleep doctor.


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