How is it treated?
Mild obstructive sleep apnea may be treated with conservative measures, such as losing weight and attempting to sleep on one’s side so the tongue does not fall backward. Most patients, however, need to wear a mask, called continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP, over their nose at night. CPAP has a fan that gently blows air into the nose and expands the throat, making breathing easier. Some patients may require nose, throat or jaw surgery.
Sleepy people who 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 to diagnose
this easily treatable problem.