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For Appointments: 0877 - 6690000,
7993933777

Toll Free No: 18002086777

How is Snoring/ OSA treated?

Snoring without OSA, does not require treatment, unless it embarrasses or bothers you or your spouse/ family. Here are tips to reduce your snoring:

Treatment of OSA

Nasal CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) generates positive air pressure which is connected by a hose to a mask which patient wears. This flow of air to the throat will prevent the airway from collapsing. For more information: https://www.sleep.org/articles/what-is-cpap-machine/.

CPAP is the gold standard treatment for people with moderate to severe OSA. Some people may have hypoventilation [shallow breathing resulting in reduced air entering air sacs (alveoli) of lungs]. This is seen in people with pulmonary (lung) or neuromuscular problems. In these conditions, treatment with a Bi-level machine (higher pressure during inspiration than expiration) is required. There are different types of Bi-level machines.

Our AMARA Sleep team is experienced with both basic and complex titrations for OSA and other breathing problems.

For people with isolated snoring or mild OSA, other treatment options are:

Oral appliances

These devices look like a mouth guard. They are worn during sleep to move the tongue and lower jaw forward and upwards. This will increase size of the upper airway, helping you breathe better. Oral appliances are fitted by dentists trained in sleep medicine. They are used to help patients with mild to moderate OSA, and when CPAP therapy is not tolerated.

Upper airway surgery

Surgery may be indicated if you have facial abnormalities that contribute to OSA. Surgical options will depend on each individual’s upper airway anatomy.

For severely overweight or obese patients, bariatric surgery may also be considered as part of the treatment strategy for OSA. Weight loss after this surgery will help improve OSA symptoms.