Treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
OSA is a long-term condition and you may need lifelong treatment to control the symptoms.
Treatment focuses on reducing the number of breathing pauses you have when you’re asleep. You should feel less sleepy during the day, have a better quality of life and reduce your risk of getting health complications and having accidents.
Benefits of treatment
People react differently to treatment, but you’re likely to benefit a lot. For example:
- you’ll have more energy and be less sleepy so you feel better physically and mentally
- you’ll be safe to drive, if you can satisfy DVLA your symptoms are under control
- you’ll start to enjoy things you were finding difficult, such as staying awake to watch a film
Your partner will also benefit from your treatment. They’ll sleep better too as you will not be snoring and you will move less in bed. You’ll be more alert during the day, so you can enjoy more quality time together.
Treatments for OSA include lifestyle changes and treatments from the sleep clinic.