Other Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Weight Loss: It has been shown that a significant reduction in your Body Mass Index (BMI), will result in a reduction in your Apnea/Hypopnea Index (AHI), one of the measures of Sleep Apnea. This is often easier said than done. Patients with Sleep Apnea have a hormonal imbalance that makes them crave food more than normal. The good news is that once the sleep apnea is resolved by other means, the hormonal imbalance is corrected and it then becomes easier to loose weight.
Positional Therapy: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is always worse when you sleep on your back. There are various devices on the market that you can strap on to your back to keep you from sleeping in the supine position.
Nasal Cones and Strips: Anything that promotes nasal breathing will help reduce the severity of your sleep apnea.
Chin Strap: Also sold on the internet to help keep your mouth closed while sleeping, thus promoting nasal breathing, which is much more healthy.