The most commonly prescribed and effective treatment is CPAP therapy.
In some cases a dental appliance may be considered as an alternative treatment for your sleep disorder.
Not long ago, surgery was thought to be the best way to treat sleep apnea. In some cases surgery may still be necessary, but most patients can be treated successfully through other means of therapy.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) – air is delivered at a low pressure, applied via a mask over the nose. This pressure prevents structures in your throat from collapsing and causing restriction of airflow in and out of your lungs while you sleep. You will experience almost immediate relief from your symptoms by using CPAP therapy.
If CPAP is recommended for you, you will receive a prescription from your physician and will schedule an appointment with a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company that provides the CPAP Equipment. They will set you up with a mask interface that suits your needs and comfort level, and they will instruct you on how to use the therapy to help get you on the path to a restful nights sleep.
Discuss treatment options with your physician. With proper treatment, sleep apnea sufferers can lead normal lives!