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I am 36. What can I do about my sleep apnea? I have severe sleep apnea and tried to wear cpap machine, but couldn't sleep with the masks.I tried a lot of different ones. I'm over wieght and stay tired a lot. Can i get surgery?

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Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: There is other

Options such as oral sleep appliance.
They are comfortable and effective alternative to CPAP mask.

In brief: There is other

Options such as oral sleep appliance.
They are comfortable and effective alternative to CPAP mask.
Thank
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral Appliance

Consult with a dentist who deals with sleep apnea before any surgery, try and oral sleep appliance.
They usually will help to keep your airway open at night. While you are warring the appliance try to lose weight. I would consider weight loss surgery before oral surgery.

In brief: Oral Appliance

Consult with a dentist who deals with sleep apnea before any surgery, try and oral sleep appliance.
They usually will help to keep your airway open at night. While you are warring the appliance try to lose weight. I would consider weight loss surgery before oral surgery.
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: The

The mask can be adjusted or changed.
Ask your doctor if you need an oral appliance which may help you. If those don't work, see your doctor and let them know, because there are surgical alternatives that can be considered for sleep apnea.

In brief: The

The mask can be adjusted or changed.
Ask your doctor if you need an oral appliance which may help you. If those don't work, see your doctor and let them know, because there are surgical alternatives that can be considered for sleep apnea.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Options

Discuss with your MD.
There may be masks you haven't tried. Try weight loss (I know, not easy). Consider oral appliances made by a sleep dentist. Surgery may help if you cannot tolerate other modalities.

In brief: Options

Discuss with your MD.
There may be masks you haven't tried. Try weight loss (I know, not easy). Consider oral appliances made by a sleep dentist. Surgery may help if you cannot tolerate other modalities.
Thank
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