Is there a sleep apnea cure? For central sleep apnea: No. For obstructive sleep apnea: possibly surgery (ie, a tracheostomy), though it’s highly invasive, requires a special plug or tube to talk normally, and other harmful potential side effects common to any surgery. While this was the primary treatment for severe sleep apnea before CPAP was invented, today it’s usually only used in very severe cases that cannot be otherwise treated, due to its risks and life-altering nature.1
Aside from surgery, there are many falsely labeled “cures” that will not solve your sleep apnea, though they may help reduce your sleep apnea symptoms. You should talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of each. And always ask your doctor before trying any sort of medical treatment, homeopathic or otherwise.
You and your doctor should always come up with that answer together. The medical community regards CPAP treatment as the gold standard. Oral appliances may be effective for those with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea or those with severe symptoms who cannot use CPAP.
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