Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Q How is sleep apnea treated?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSnoring predisposes a person to sleep apnea (disordered breathing during sleep). As you get older, the tissues at the back of your throat become less rigid and more loose. Surgery is one way to correct the problem. Another is to use a "CPAP mask," which... Full Answer
- Q What does CPAP mean?
CPAP is the abbreviation for continuous positive airway pressure. This is a treatment for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. With CPAP, a face mask is worn at night. The mask is attached to a machine that sends pressurized air into... Full Answer
- Q What is the Pillar procedure?
The Pillar procedure is typically an in-office treatment that may help relieve your obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. After giving you a local anesthetic, your doctor will place several tiny pieces of polyester string in the back of your mouth.... Full Answer