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Tip 3. Avoid sleeping pills.
Sleeping pills can also relax your throat muscles and cause similar problems to those seen for alcohol. Sleeping pills, however, can also cause a variety of other problems as well and there use is not recommended in cases of sleep apnea.
Tip 4. Avoid tobacco.
Smoking inflames your nasal tissues causing them to swell and restrict your nasal airway. Ideally, you should give up smoking altogether but, if this is too high a fence to jump, then try to cut down and, in particular, reduce your smoking during evening.
Tip 5. Sleep on your side.
If you’re typical of majority of sleep apnea sufferers you sleep on your back, making it far easier for tissues in your throat, and for your tongue, to block your airway. Even if you go to sleep on your side, you probably roll onto your back shortly after falling asleep.
Try propping yourself up with pillows or cushions so that you sleep on your side. If this doesn’t work then sew something like a tennis ball into back of your pajamas. You’ll find that rolling onto tennis ball will be quite uncomfortable and it will soon condition you to sleep on your side.
If you can’t sew, find a shirt or tee-shirt with a breast pocket. Pop tennis ball into pocket and then wear shirt back-to-front.
Tip 6. Improve your nasal breathing.
If you suffer from a ‘stuffed up’ nose, then try using a nasal spray to help open up your nasal airway. Nasal sprays should not however be used regularly or for prolonged periods, as they can cause damage to tissues of nose.
As an alternative, pop along to drug store or chemist and buy yourself one of many very cheap devices that are available today to help keep your nose open while you sleep. Your pharmacist or chemist will be happy to show you what’s on offer and to help you to make right choice.
Tip 7. Avoid sleep deprivation.
Make sure that you are getting enough sleep and that you’re following a regular bedtime routine. Also make sure that your bedroom conditions are set for sleep (the right temperature, quiet, dark etc.) and that you’ve dealt with worries of day and are relaxed and ready for sleep each night.
One of major consequences of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea is insomnia, and curing insomnia associated with sleep apnea is a major step in management of condition.
These are just a few simple tips but you’ll be amazed at just what a difference they can make.
Donald Saunders is the author of a number of health related publications including: "How To Get A Good Night's Sleep - Simple Solutions To Help You Rest" Pick up your free copy today and discover the key to curing sleep-apnea