Obstructive Sleep Apnea
At NYU Langone, physicians specialize in evaluating and managing obstructive sleep apnea in adults, a condition in which an airway blockage causes breathing to be interrupted repeatedly while you sleep. Many people with the condition don’t realize they have it but experience unexplained symptoms, such as loud snoring or chronic daytime drowsiness and fatigue. Without treatment, obstructive sleep apnea may deprive the body of oxygen and lead to high blood pressure and other conditions affecting the circulatory system.
Sleep specialists at NYU Langone use fiber-optic tools to examine the structures of the upper airway and conduct technologically advanced sleep studies to learn more about a person’s sleep habits. Our doctors use results from these tests to confirm the diagnosis and identify the cause of obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment is tailored to your circumstances to relieve daytime symptoms, prevent apnea from recurring, and help you attain restful sleep without snoring.
Our doctors also diagnose and treat sleep apnea in children.
Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Treatment is based on the results of a physical exam and a sleep study. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, devices, and sometimes surgery.
Behavioral & Mechanical Therapies for Obstructive Sleep ApneaOur doctors recommend continuous positive airway pressure devices to control symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
Surgery for Obstructive Sleep ApneaOur doctors may recommend removing soft tissue from the upper airway to reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Our Research and Education in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.