How is Sleep Apnoea treated?
The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, which aims to reduce the number of breathing pauses experienced during sleep. CPAP is delivered via a device attached to a specifically fitted mask that gently blows air into the back of your throat to keep the airway open. Alternatives to CPAP therapy may include dental devices, medication, lifestyle changes or, in some instances, surgery.
If you suspect you have OSA, you should visit your GP as soon as possible. If your doctor believes you have OSA, depending on its severity, you may be referred to BOC Healthcare for a home sleep study or to a respiratory physician for more detailed tests in a hospital.