Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Simple Tips to Stop Snoring

You’ve heard of an electric blanket, but have you heard of an electric pillow? This new product claims to be able to detect the vibrations caused by snoring and make the snorer move to a different position using an inflatable air bladder within the pillow. However, you can also stop snoring effectively without buying expensive technology.

Snoring is an inconvenience for those sleeping nearby, but for the snorer the loud breathing can be an early indicator of sleep apnea, a very serious medical condition where breathing stops during sleep. Fortunately, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and some instances of snoring are treatable without spending a lot of money or making major lifestyle changes.

The following methods can help stop snoring by preventing the tongue, throat, and other structures from becoming too relaxed and blocking the airway during sleep:
  • Sleeping on your side; taping a tennis ball to your back while you sleep is one way to modify this behavior
  • Not drinking alcohol to excess, especially in the four or five hours before going to bed
  • Losing weight
  • Keeping your nasal passages open with nose strips or a warm shower before bedtime
If you’re looking for manageable ways to stop snoring, please contact a qualified sleepdoctor in your area or call 1-866-727-6275 (1-8-NO-PAP-MASK) today.

posted by Admin at 12:19 AM