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Obstructive sleep apnea can range from mild to severe. Depending on your symptoms, there are several treatment options that can help you manage the condition.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep condition that interrupts your breathing during sleep. Treatment options range from simple lifestyle changes to surgery. Your treatment type will depend on the severity of your condition.
If your obstructive sleep apnea is mild, your treatment plan may start with lifestyle changes such as:
Your doctor may suggest the following treatments if your obstructive sleep apnea is more moderate or if you don't respond to lifestyle changes:
If your obstructive sleep apnea doesn't improve with a PAP therapy device or a mouthpiece, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery might also be an option if you have a visible upper airway blockage, such as large tonsils or adenoids. Surgery treatments include:
It's important to talk to your doctor about obstructive sleep apnea treatment options. Each treatment plan will vary depending on your weight, other health conditions you may have and your health history.
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