Before you decide on a treatment, you need a diagnosis from a physician based on your sleep study results. If you have up to 15 apnea events per hour, you have mild OSA. Fewer than 29 apnea events indicated moderate OSA, and 30 or more is evidence that you have severe OSA.
Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, stopping smoking and avoiding alcohol, will help with OSA symptoms as well as improving your overall health.
CPAP machines, when keep a continuous airflow are one option that unfortunately patients don’t always use. The CPAP machine requires that you wear a mask, which some individuals find uncomfortable. Other patients say that it makes them feel slightly claustrophobic.