Recent studies have suggested a possible unique link between loud snoring and carotid artery stenosis, even in patients without OSA or with only very mild disease.
TRIO Best Practices » Sleep Medicine
There is level 1 evidence that suggests UPPP surgery is an effective treatment for OSA in the appropriately selected patient.
Melatonin can be a useful tool to counter the effects of jet lag on human sleep-phase shifting when administered at the proper time
Bariatric surgical weight loss consistently reduces the severity of AHI and associated symptoms
Research suggests lingual tonsillectomy can help improve OSA in children
Bariatric surgical weight loss has been shown to consistently reduce the severity of AHI and associated symptoms among obese patients, but cures for OSA are elusive
Sleep interruptions can reduce patients’ threshold of pain, increase risk of complications, extend convalescence, contribute to poor physical/mental performance, lower patient satisfaction
Snoring without OSA may contribute independently to cardiovascular disease and mortality
While there is no evidence that nasal surgery alone will improve objective measures of OSA, patients experience subjectively better sleep and quality of life following corrective nasal surgery
Overnight monitoring is advised for patients with higher preoperative apneic indices, and/or cardiovascular comorbidities, and those undergoing tongue base surgery who may be at higher risk for respiratory complications