21Jun/13Off

Sleep Apnea: Know What The Symptoms Are

Many people take up learning to play a wind instrument when they have sleep apnea. Practicing on how to strengthen your throat will help you sleep. Research has clearly indicated that this can help sleep apnea. If you need to cut down on the cost, there are usually lots of used wind instruments available at music stores.

Discuss any fears you have about sleep apnea with your doctor. Sleep apnea ruins your sleep, disrupts your productivity during the day and may threaten your life. If your partner has said anything to you or if you think you may have sleep apnea, don’t wait to get professional help.

You really should cut down on your alcohol consumption. Alcohol has a relaxing effect on all your muscles. While this is often considered a desirable effect, it can lead to sleep apnea. If you are sleeping and have been drinking too close to bedtime, this can be a dangerous combination while you are asleep. Reduce the frequency of your alcohol if you do continue to use it, and never drink close to bedtime.

Sleep apnea can be worsened if you are tired for long periods of time. Make sure you stick to a regular bedtime and stay in bed long enough. Set a specific bedtime, and specific wake time, and try to adhere to them both. You may be able to avoid a worsening of conditions this way, for example the risk of complete insomnia. Are you a drinker or a smoker? Get rid of behaviors that are not good for you. Both of these things affect your airway negatively and compound your sleep apnea problem. Alcohol relaxes some throat muscles to the point that sleep apnea becomes worse. Cigarettes also cause you to have difficulty breathing. If you must continue with these habits, avoid doing them before bed.