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What is the treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

The most common treatment for OSA is:

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

​Less common treatments include surgery and oral appliances (which can be effective for certain people)

​Any treatment should include weight loss (if needed), exercise, and avoidance of alcohol, sedatives, and hypnotics. 

For more information about Obstructive Sleep Apnea, contact Costrini Sleep Services at 912.927.6680, talk with your primary care physician, or visit

What are you at risk for if you have OSA?  

Individuals with moderate to severe Sleep Apnea have up to a 15 times greater risk of being involved in a traffic accident due to fatigue

Severe sleep apnea raises death risk by 46%  (it is a serious, potentially life-altering health issue that may lead to life-threatening conditions if not treated)

Moderate to severe sleep apnea in men triples their stroke risk

Obstructive Sleep Apnea may have a causal role in the development of Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep Apnea is an independent risk factor for hypertension

Sleep Apnea is noted in 49% of atrial fibrillation patients and 30% of cardiovascular patients

​Left untreated, Sleep Apnea decreases the quality of life

How is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? 

Today, a sleep test can be performed in the comfort of a patient's home without the need for medical personnel to be present.  These tests use a home sleep testing device that measures and records oximetry, heart rate, airflow, chest effort and snoring.  The test is painless, reliable, affordable, and an easy solution for diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  To learn more visit our page on Home Sleep Testing.  The gold standard, however, is to undergo a sleep study in a sleep disorders center to ensure proper diagnosis. 

Large neck circumference (> 17" in men; > 16" in women)

​​Obesity (body mass index (BMI) greater than 30) - Don't know your BMI, use the calculator at right        

HypertensionBeing male

Excessive use of sedatives or alcohol

​Upper airway or facial abnormalities


Family history of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Endocrine and metabolic disorders

​If you have untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Increased Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: