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Treatments for Sleep Apnea Syndromes

Treatment List for Sleep Apnea Syndromes

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Sleep Apnea Syndromes includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Specific treatments
  • Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nasal CPAP)
  • Dental appliances
  • Decongestants - if blockage is from a stuffy nose or sinuses
  • Oxygen - somewhat controversial
  • Surgery - for any physical airway abnormality or other physical problem
  • Adenoid removal
  • Tonsil removal
  • Nasal polyp removal
  • Airway abnormality correction
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
  • Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) - used more for snoring than for sleep apnea
  • Tracheostomy - only in very severe cases
  • Surgical jaw reconstruction
  • Surgical obesity treatments
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Avoid sleeping on back
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid sedatives
  • Avoid narcotics
  • Avoid sleeping pills
  • Weight loss
  • Diet control
  • Medications used for central sleep apnoea
  • Acetazolamide
  • Theophylline
  • Sedative hypnotics have been used successfully in treating non-hypercapnic central sleep apnea

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