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Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
Mild obstructive sleep apnea may be treated with conservative measures, such as losing weight and attempting to sleep on your side so the tongue does not fall backward. Most patients, however, need to wear a mask over their nose at night called continuous positive airway pressure
or CPAP. CPAP has a fan, which gently blows air into your nose and expands your throat so you can breath more easily. Some patients may require nose, throat or jaw surgery.
Sleepy people that snore
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects millions of Americans causing medical, emotional and social problems. If you suffer from snoring, fatigue and sleepiness, ask your doctor about getting a sleep study in order to diagnose this easily treatable problem.
Sleep testing is covered by most insurance plans, please check with your provider.