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CPAP Is Effective Treatment


CPAP stands for continuous positive

airway pressure. A CPAP machine blows a steady

stream of air into the airway. The flow of air is

adjusted until it's strong enough to keep the

airway open while you sleep. CPAP is the most

common treatment for adults with moderate to

severe OSA.

Try Surgery If Nothing Else Works


In some patients, surgery may be able to cure OSA. A good example is a child with large tonsils that block the airway. Removing tonsils can often provide a solution. In adults, surgery may improve symptoms by shrinking or stiffening floppy tissues. But this is not an option for everyone.

Patients should consider the pros and cons and their doctor's opinion before going forward with a surgical procedure.

Understanding Sleep Disorders