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How can you control your sleep apnea?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: PAP therapy

The gold standard treatment is with a pap (positive airway pressure) device.
Oral devices made by a dentist or possible surgical options with an ENT can be considered for those who have mild disease. Weight loss is always encouraged as well as proper sleep hygiene. Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol or nicotine 5-6 hours before bed is also advised.

In brief: PAP therapy

The gold standard treatment is with a pap (positive airway pressure) device.
Oral devices made by a dentist or possible surgical options with an ENT can be considered for those who have mild disease. Weight loss is always encouraged as well as proper sleep hygiene. Avoidance of caffeine, alcohol or nicotine 5-6 hours before bed is also advised.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry

In brief: Ask questions

Look at all your options.
There are many different types of CPAP masks for example and many patients are much happier with nasal pillow type masks instead of full nose mouth masks. It's also a good idea to have an oral sleep apnea appliance(again there are many types) as a backup in case of power outages or head cold"s where you have a "runny or stuffed nose.

In brief: Ask questions

Look at all your options.
There are many different types of CPAP masks for example and many patients are much happier with nasal pillow type masks instead of full nose mouth masks. It's also a good idea to have an oral sleep apnea appliance(again there are many types) as a backup in case of power outages or head cold"s where you have a "runny or stuffed nose.
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