Sleep Apnea - 7 Tips To Help You Sleep

Written by Donald Saunders

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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 duringrepparttar evening.

Tip 5. Sleep on your side.

If you’re typical ofrepparttar 151200 majority of sleep apnea sufferers you sleep on your back, making it far easier forrepparttar 151201 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 intorepparttar 151202 back of your pajamas. You’ll find that rolling ontorepparttar 151203 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. Poprepparttar 151204 tennis ball intorepparttar 151205 pocket and then wearrepparttar 151206 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 torepparttar 151207 tissues ofrepparttar 151208 nose.

As an alternative, pop along torepparttar 151209 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 makerepparttar 151210 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 withrepparttar 151211 worries ofrepparttar 151212 day and are relaxed and ready for sleep each night.

One ofrepparttar 151213 major consequences of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea is insomnia, and curingrepparttar 151214 insomnia associated with sleep apnea is a major step inrepparttar 151215 management ofrepparttar 151216 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

Change your mattress for back pain relief...

Written by Thomas Jay Wacker

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Balance isrepparttar secret to choosingrepparttar 151199 proper mattress for relieving back pain. Balance between how firm and atrepparttar 151200 same time, comfortable, a mattress is. Foam mattresses are perfect for helping with back pain problems because due torepparttar 151201 nature of their design. If a proper layer of foam is placed on top of a firm surface, such as wood,repparttar 151202 mattress can be as firm or soft as desired. But what makes a foam mattress firm or soft depends onrepparttar 151203 load. By calculatingrepparttar 151204 load (weight ofrepparttar 151205 sleeper),repparttar 151206 needed firmness, and comfort levels to be achieved, a foam mattress can be custom designed to balance perfectly between bothrepparttar 151207 firmness to relieve back pain as well as a natural conformity, to curves and body joints (such as shoulders, elbows, knees, hips… etc.), that offers relaxation to muscles.

Choosing a mattress that brings relief to back pain is a personal one that must be made byrepparttar 151208 sleeper. It isrepparttar 151209 sleeper’s opinion that is most important inrepparttar 151210 choice of a mattress that will bring relief to back pain, both due to preference andrepparttar 151211 personal subjective experience that comes with gravity causing back pain. Balance is not justrepparttar 151212 key torepparttar 151213 ideal amount of both relaxation bringing comfort and back pain relieving firmness when choosing a mattress, balance, isrepparttar 151214 key to perfection.

About the author: Thomas Jay Wacker is the General Manager and V.P. of Wacker has over 20 years experience in the home furnishing industry and leads the Wacker Management Team in Denver Colorado.

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