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Treatment of OSA

Sleep Apnea Syndrome needs a clinical instruction by a doctor.

Continuous education and access to a Healthcare Professional are essential to achieving successful long-term treatment. Studies show that CPAP treatment is the gold standard for effective treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

CPAP is currently the most effective method in the world to treat the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If a CPAP treatment is recommended by the doctor, the appropriate pressure needed by the patient shall be titrated.

The principle of the CPAP is to deliver a small flow of air to open your obstructed upper airway and keep it open during sleep by providing continuous positive pressure.

BiPAP Treatment

BiPAP stands for Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure.  It can be set at different pressure when people inhale and exhale and can help people get more air into their lungs. This makes BiPAP much easier for users to adapt to and also allows neuromuscular disease sufferers to use the device.

BiPAP has been found to be especially useful for patients with congestive heart failure and lung disorders, especially those that result in above normal levels of carbon dioxide. In addition, patients for whom intubation is not possible can benefit from the breathing assistance from BiPAP.

Surgical Treatment

In surgical treatment, doctors will remove the excess or flabby tissue that obstructs the patient's airway. This treatment requires a strict inspection of adaptive subjects. Moreover, there is a surgical risk and a relatively great possibility of recurrence. So we strongly suggest to choose surgical treatment with cautiousness.

Mouthpiece Treatment

The mouthpiece is a small medical device fitted between the patient's upper and lower teeth. By extending the maxilla forward, it increases the sectional area of the respiratory tract and reduces the symptoms of airflow obstruction.

Mouthpiece treatment  requires healthy teeth and jaws and is only suitable for mild patients. For moderate and severe patients, the treatment efficiency is not significant and patients' compliance is not good enough.

Lifestyle Improvements

Those who are suffering from the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome shall properly adjust their lifestyle to cooperate with the treatment to achieve the best effective.

  • Obese people are suggested to be on diet an do more exercises to reduce the CPAP pressure during the sleeping time.
  • Alcoholic drinks shall be avoided before the bedtime and no muscle-relaxing drugs, such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers and etc., shall be taken.
  • To cooperate with the treatment, the patients may change their sleeping positions to prevent the airway obstruction. Sleeping on one side can prevent the tongue from falling back and obstructing the upper airway to certain extent.