Sleep apnoea treatment

1. Positive airway pressure therapy (non-invasive)

2. Oral appliance therapy (non-invasive)

A mandibular repositioning device (MRD) is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that holds your jaw in a forward position while you sleep to expand the space behind your tongue. This helps keep your upper airway open, preventing apnoeas and snoring. They’re proven effective for people with mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnoea,1 but might also be prescribed to patients with severe OSA who cannot tolerate CPAP.

3. Surgery (invasive)

There are several surgical procedures that can improve the exact area of obstruction in patients’ upper respiratory tracts. “Often it takes a combination of procedures to achieve success,” according to the American Sleep Apnoea Association. And as with all invasive surgical procedures, there is the risk of negative side effects.

4. Weight loss

In some patients with milder forms of sleep apnoea, losing weight can help reduce apnoeas and alleviate their symptoms.

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