The best cure for sleep apnea depends on your risk factors and causes for apnea breathing disorder.
There are so many variations of sleep apnea treatments that it might be difficult for you to choose.
Which treatment has the best positive effects on your health and quality of life?
And that's not all! The best sleep apnea treatment should also reduce your medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other medical conditions.
Now you'll ask if there is any treatment that cures all the problems?
Every doctor will tell you about effective cures for sleep apnea, and if that cure doesn't work, there is always another one.
The bad news is that the best-known effective treatments are very expensive, and many patients with sleep apnea have intolerance to these treatments, especially to CPAP therapy.
The CPAP machine is able to provide a continuous flow of air pressure into the back of the throat, through the mouth. The generated pressure then effectively splints the upper airway open and allows for a clear breathing.
Learn more about CPAP machine and it's therapy:
For more info about positive effects of CPAP, see CPAP benefits.
For additional info about CPAP issues, see CPAP Side Effects.
Surgery may be an effective cure for sleep apnea and snoring, but if only performed competently. It's very important for the surgeon to identify correctly the tissues that contribute to upper airway obstruction, which varies between different patients.
The surgeon will remove the excess tissues from your throat or your nose. An alternative solution is to shrink or stiffen the excess tissues.
Surgery for sleep apnea is indicated when CPAP therapies are unsuccessful, or intolerable.
These oral devices have been designed with the objective of holding the tongue, the lower jaw, or both in a forward position during sleep, hoping to make the upper airway less likely to collapse.
This treatment is very effective for patients with mild and moderate apnea.
People with obstructive sleep apnea have more severe episodes when they sleep on their back.
Sleeping on your back can cause gravity to pull your jaw and tongue back, narrowing the airways, causing hypopnea and apnea events, and creating tissue vibrations or snoring.
Therefore, positional therapy is the first choice for many patients with snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea, mainly due to low costs and no side effects on health.
How would you know if sleeping on your side will help you treat your snoring and sleep apnea?
Well, if you tend to stop snoring or breathe easier when sleeping on your side - you should ask your bed partner about this - positional therapy may work for you.
For more information about how to use side sleeping in your cure for sleep apnea, see positional therapy.