How does severity of obstructive sleep apnea affect treatment options?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Treatment of OSA partly depends on the patients’ severity of sleep-disordered breathing. Those with mild apnea have more options, whereas people with moderate to severe apnea should be treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).


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