Priority 12 from the Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Saskatchewan,Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What can be done to improve sleep quality for people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?  (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0118/12
Explanatory note Many patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea report poor sleep quality, which can negatively affect quality of life and health. While effective treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea using conventional therapies has been shown to improve sleep quality, other therapies may also be benefical. There is limited evidence to indicate which may work best for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

Smith I, Lasserson TJ. Pressure modification for improving usage of continuous positive airway pressure machines in adults with obstructive sleep apnoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD003531. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003531.pub3. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 2;12:CD003531. PMID: 19821310.

Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What can I do as a patient to improve my  sleep? ~ How to improve sleeping? ~ What would help me to sleep as I don't sleep well? 
Submitted by Patients x 10, family members x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0118
PSP name Obstructive Sleep Apnea PSP
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 39  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 January 2021