Life Style and Home Remedies

Life Style and Home Remedies for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), sleep apnea has affected over 18 million Americans including adults and children. Factors that put individuals at risk of sleep apnea are old age, obesity, thick necks, narrow nasal pages, prior family history, smoking, alcohol, or regular intake of tranquilizers. Left untreated, this health condition increases the risks of high blood pressure, heart problems, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, or depression. Sleep apnea, if diagnosed, should be treated appropriately to avoid future health problems.

In this link, you will come across some interesting facts on snoring and sleep apnea. It may be easier for you to comprehend the importance of the lifestyle changes and home remedies provided below, after reviewing this article. Although central and obstructive sleep apnea conditions display distinct symptoms, the suggested lifestyle changes and home remedies are equally applicable for either of the conditions. Mayo Clinic suggests very similar home remedies for these ailments:
Get adequate amount of sleep
Sleeping disorders are directly connected to sleep apnea, so always make sure you get enough sleep. Lack of sleep increases the chances of accidents and disruption during the day time.
Sleep on your sides
Pay attention to cold allergies
Manage your body weight
Control your use of alcohol and some medicines
Avoid nicotine
CPAP machine may be very useful for easy breathing at night. Many other types of breathing aids are available in the market, so consult your doctor to see if he or she suggests another breathing device. Additionally, you can review the syndromes, symptoms, and treatments of obstructive sleep apnea for more on sleep apnea.

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