New study found that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea should not be advised to have a surgery as a first kind of treatment. Doctors suggest CPAP and control of alcohol and weight problem as a first treatment. Despite that surgery is becoming more and more popular within obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. Study did a research on treatments for this disorder and found that surgery had no long term benefits for patients. They might experience improvement right after surgery but symptoms start again after 12 to 24 months. Study found that about 60% of patients who had surgery experienced adverse effects and 20% regretted having surgery in the first place.

Scientists advise people to concentrate on weight loss and change their lifestyle as a first treatment. They also recommend CPAP treatment but they say that it depends on acceptance by patients. To patients these treatments seem to hard and that’s why they are more attractive to surgery. Conclusion remains that since there’s no long term benefits from the surgery , scientists advise patients that CPAP should be first line of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea generally. They say that all patients should be informed about the results of the surgery, possible side effects before they decide what kind of treatment is best for them.