Frequently Asked Questions

How is it treated?

It is important that sleep apnoea treatment is tailored to your particular characteristics including the severity of your OSA. Weight loss is often an important component of treatment, and it may be all that is needed. Other forms of treatment include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) – the most effective OSA treatment
  • Oral appliances, e.g. mandibular advancement splint
  • “Positional therapy” devices, designed to keep you on your side (rather than flat on your back) while you sleep

Dr Adrian Chazan


Dr Chazan is a Respiratory & Sleep Physician, and General Physician. Born in Melbourne, he undertook his basic medical training at the University of Melbourne. With a passion for sleep and breathing, he trained at world-renowned centres of excellence in Melbourne and Sydney, including Westmead Hospital, the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Adrian has been involved in research activities in the fields of sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and exercise physiology.

Adrian utilises the latest findings in sleep research as well as the emerging technologies in diagnosis and treatment. He takes a patient-centered approach to medical care with the aim of empowering his patients to achieve better sleep and optimal long-term health outcomes.