Surgical procedures for insomnia are only considered when there is an associated anatomic problem.
If your insomnia is accompanied by loud snoring, or by an inability to breathe adequately while you sleep, your doctor may recommend that you be tested for
. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are nonsurgical treatment approaches. Your doctor may recommend that you use a
continuous positive airway pressure
(CPAP) mask at night to improve air flow through your mouth and nasal passages.
If conservative measures fail and your doctor determines that your airway anatomy is part of the problem, a surgical solution may be offered. Surgical solutions depend on your particular anatomy and may include:
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a