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Obstructive sleep apnea, Continuous positive airway pressure, Upper airway
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disordered breathing condition. It is well recognized as a major risk factor for multiple medical conditions and poor quality of life. It has a great burden on health care resources and a substantial increase in health care use costs. Unfortunately, despite the prevalence, it is widely recognized that it remains under-diagnosed.
Effective treatment needs a comprehensive management plan approach that considers the patient as the centerpiece of management. Regular monitoring and a detailed follow up can have an impact on adherence to therapy. A constant and regular follow up can shed some light on patients who are not compliant with therapy and offer them with alternative therapeutic options that suits them better whenever feasible.
In this review, we aim to shed some light on where we are in terms of obstructive sleep apnea management strategies and options available to each individual patient.