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Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea

May 31, 2023 8:00 am

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can severely affect your quality of life! For example, you can experience daytime drowsiness, difficulty focusing, migraines, irritability, and increased anxiety and stress. Please schedule a consultation at RespAir Sleep to begin professional treatment for your sleep apnea! We also recommend incorporating these tips at home to help you catch some better quality zzz’s.

Practice Yoga

Yoga is extremely beneficial exercise for the body and mind! It gently tones the muscles that control the body’s airways, improves your breathing capacity, and increases your body’s oxygen levels, which can all help decrease the severity of sleep apnea symptoms.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being overweight is one of the leading factors that contribute to sleep apnea. Prioritize a well-balanced diet that is plant-based, drink plenty of water, and try to move your body every day, even if it’s just walking around the block or taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it makes your muscles relax and slows down your brain function, both of which are bad news when it comes to apnea. When your throat muscles relax too much during the night, they close off your airways and trigger your sleep apnea. Plus, slower brain function means your body will take longer to wake up and restart breathing, which increases the length of time your organs and tissues are without vital oxygen.

Buy a Humidifier

Making a dry room more humid can also help alleviate side effects of sleep apnea. Dry breathing passageways are more likely to become inflamed and swollen, which exacerbates sleep apnea. You may benefit from running a high-quality humidifier in your bedroom as you sleep, especially if you suffer from allergies or sinus congestion.

Schedule a Sleep Consultation!

If you would like more tips on how to manage your sleep apnea and are interested in learning about available professional treatments, please contact RespAir Sleep today. Dr. DeSaix is ready to help you get the quality sleep that you deserve!


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