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How is hypopnea treated?

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Hypopnea is when your airway is partly blocked during your sleep. Treatments include:

  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines
  • A mouthpiece to push your lower jaw forward during sleep or to stop your tongue from blocking your upper airway
  • Lifestyle changes, like losing weight, exercising, or quitting smoking or drinking
  • Sleeping on your side or stomach instead of your back
  • Avoiding sleep medications or sedatives
  • Surgery

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Apnea.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Sleep Apnea.”

Sleep Science and Practice : “Hypopnea Definitions, Determinants and Dilemmas: A Focused Review.”

Mayo Clinic Proceedings : “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Avicenna Journal of Medicine : “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Etiology and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Apnea.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Sleep Apnea.”

Sleep Science and Practice : “Hypopnea Definitions, Determinants and Dilemmas: A Focused Review.”

Mayo Clinic Proceedings : “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Avicenna Journal of Medicine : “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Etiology and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

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