13 doctors weighed in:
Is sleep apnea considered to be a disability?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sleep apnea is a treatable disease.
Weight loss is the cornerstone of treatment in pt's with a BMI above 30. CPAP is the first line therapy and there are surgical options as well as mandibular advancement devices that can be used. Sleep apnea is a treatable condition.

In brief: No
Sleep apnea is a treatable disease.
Weight loss is the cornerstone of treatment in pt's with a BMI above 30. CPAP is the first line therapy and there are surgical options as well as mandibular advancement devices that can be used. Sleep apnea is a treatable condition.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep apnea
is a rateable disability through the Department of Veteran's Affairs.

In brief: Sleep apnea
is a rateable disability through the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
As long as the obstructive sleep apnea is treatable disease , it should not be a disabling disease, however some severe uncontrolled cases could be disabling.

In brief: Usually not
As long as the obstructive sleep apnea is treatable disease , it should not be a disabling disease, however some severe uncontrolled cases could be disabling.
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Dr. Bashar Brijawi
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Sleep apnea is definitely a disabling condition, but in agreement with dr. Melder, it is a treatable disease.
If you believe you are affected by obstructive sleep apnea, a consultation with a physician that specializes in sleep disorders is the best first step to take in getting treated.

In brief: Depends
Sleep apnea is definitely a disabling condition, but in agreement with dr. Melder, it is a treatable disease.
If you believe you are affected by obstructive sleep apnea, a consultation with a physician that specializes in sleep disorders is the best first step to take in getting treated.
Dr. Jason Hall
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be a disability if untreated or even if treated and causes symptoms of excessive sleepiness, tiredness, cognition, memory, comorbid severe medical conditions most disability applications will raise your premium if you apply as sleep apnea increases morbidity and mortality risks.

In brief: Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can be a disability if untreated or even if treated and causes symptoms of excessive sleepiness, tiredness, cognition, memory, comorbid severe medical conditions most disability applications will raise your premium if you apply as sleep apnea increases morbidity and mortality risks.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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