A variety of treatments are available:
Lifestyle changes: Losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, not smoking, controlling allergens, following good sleep habits, and sleeping on your side can decrease the severity of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
Positional therapy: Sleeping on your side can help keep the airway open during sleep. Placing a wedge-shaped pillow behind your back can help.
CPAP machine: Continuous positive airway pressure(CPAP) forces pressurized air from bed side machine through a mask into your nose and throat to keep the air passage open while you sleep. CPAPis an effective treatment for moderate to severeOSA.
Surgery: Removing tissues in the throat can help create a more open airway.