Sleep Apnea – Treatment

HOW IS SLEEP APNEA TREATED?

Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea vary on an individual basis based on the severity of the apnea

Treatment options include:

 

  • Lifestyle modifications – e.g. Lose weight, Stop smoking, sleep on sides, etc

 

  • CPAP – A mask-like device that delivers pressurized air through a nasal or face mask to help keep the airway open during sleep 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Oral Appliance Therapy

A removable oral appliance that fits on the patient’s teeth to either advance the lower jaw forward during sleep or prevent the lower jaw from collapsing during sleep which aids in keeping the airway open.  Usually used for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Can also be used in conjunction with a CPAP for cases where CPAP alone can’t control the apnea.