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Best Ways to Begin Treating Sleep Apnea Until We Can See You

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Best Ways to Begin Treating Sleep Apnea Until We Can See YouSleep apnea is a medical condition that causes you to stop breathing for a short time when sleeping. People with this condition don't breathe in a sufficient amount of oxygen. Consequently, they gasp for air and often wake up. If you have sleep apnea, you will hardly notice that you have stopped breathing, and you will barely not notice that your sleep cycle has a problem. The condition sounds like snoring. However, sleep apnea can lead to serious complications if not treated. Luckily, there are several ways you can begin treating sleep apnea before seeing us. Below are some of those methods.

Sleep on Your Side

Though it has little impact, changing your sleeping position or posture can reduce sleep apnea. It also helps improve the quality of rest you get when you sleep. Studies show that more than half of obstructive sleep apnea cases are a result of sleeping positions. Sleeping on your back can worsen symptoms of sleep apnea. However, sleeping on your side can help open up breathing and return it to normal. This position makes breathing easy, ensuring a peaceful night and healthy sleep. Talk to us about the symptoms you are experiencing for further recommendations on the best sleeping position.

Keep Your Weight Down

We commonly recommend that if you have sleep apnea, you should lose weight. Obesity, especially in the upper body, can increase the risk of narrow nasal passages and airway obstruction. Consequently, you will stop breathing for a short time while sleeping. Reducing your weight and maintaining a healthy body helps clear the airways and reduce sleep apnea symptoms. Besides, modest weight reduction in obese people can prevent the need for upper airway surgery. In fact, weight loss can lead to the elimination of sleep apnea. The key is maintaining a healthy body by eating well and exercising regularly. Visit our offices for sleep apnea diagnosis and possible treatment.
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