Sleep Apnea FAQs

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Absolutely, as long as you are compliant and use CPAP as prescribed. Overall, however, there is only an approximate 30-35% compliance rate due to a variety of reasons. Also, over 75% of people who use CPAP would like to eliminate it if possible.

Yes – there are a variety of procedures that may eliminate your need for CPAP depending on the severity of your disorder. Palatal surgery, bite appliances, and tongue surgery all may help in mild to moderate cases as determined from a sleep study. If you suffer from moderately severe to severe OSA, Bimaxillary advancement would be the recommended procedure to eliminate your CPAP dependence.

Most insurance plans currently require an inpatient overnight study called an attended study. However, this is rapidly changing, and many plans now accept an at home study where you can complete the process in the comfort of your own home. Based on these results specific treatment recommendations will be made.

The medical risks are numerous and increase over time. These include heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, depression, accidents, and poor job performance. All are effectively eliminated or minimized by treating your sleep disorder.

You are generally able to return to work and light physical activity within 2 weeks of your surgical procedure.

No. All sleep apnea patients snore, but not all snorers have sleep apnea. If you have noticeable snoring causing problems with your sleep partner, an evaluation may be indicated.