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Clinical Sleep Centers

Roseville
1130 Conroy Lane, Ste 403
Roseville, CA 95661
916-789-0112

Sacramento
2875 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
916-455-1994

Folsom
1641 Creekside Dr., Ste 200
Folsom, CA 95630
916-235-8530

CPAP Supply & Service Centers

Roseville
1130 Conroy Lane, Ste 401
Roseville, CA 95661
916-789-0112

Sacramento
730 Alhambra Blvd, Ste 222
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-512-1976

Treatment Options

TreatmentOptionsPositive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy is the most common, safe and effective form of treatment for OSA.  A PAP device creates pressurized airflow, making it easier for you to breathe during sleep by keeping the upper airway open.  PAP therapy is effective for mild, moderate, severe and very severe cases of OSA.  CPAP users may experience dry mouth, nasal irritation or congestion for 1-2 weeks until they are assimilated to therapy.  

Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliances are similar to a retainer, holding the lower jaw forward during sleep, increasing space for airflow in the upper airway.  Oral appliances are only approved to treat mild or moderate cases of OSA.  Side effects of oral appliances include dental pain, TMJ pain and jaw discomfort.  

Surgery
The most common surgical procedure for OSA is uvulopa- latopharyngoplasty (UPPP), or the removal of the uvula and excess tissue around the soft palate, increasing the size of the airway and improving airflow.  A second surgical procedure, genioglossal advancement (GA) may be required, which involves carving the lower jaw and moving it forward to open additional space in the upper airway.  The success rate of surgery is about 50-70%.  Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection and risks associated with general anesthesia.