(02-27-2015, 01:18 PM)player Wrote: The only hope for a cure (other than painful, not very successful surgery) that I have heard about is weight loss. Some people that lose weight lose their apnea as well.
Yes I attended a meeting in the late 90's with none other than my specialist, Dr Murray Johns of Melbourne's Epworth Hospital (one of the pioneers of apnea research) and he said early treatments involved surgery to remove excess tissue in your throat but this had proved largely ineffective.
And the nature of sleep apnea was such that a "cure" was likely decades away if at all possible.
He did say that left untreated the average life expectancy of a sufferer was 7 years. So if you're 35 now you're likely to be dead at 40 if you do nothing