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					           Remedy for Sleep Apnea

If you're looking for a remedy for sleep apnea, you should first look for any
underlying causes of sleep apnea that may be in your control.
These include:
    being overweight
    being a smoker
    being a heavy and frequent drinker


There are many a remedies for sleep apnea - from using sleep masks
designed specifically for sufferers of sleep apnea to a sleep apnea dental
appliance to surgery to remove the obstructive tissues from the airway.
However, if you fall into one of the categories above, you should seriously
try remedying that situation first before taking a more drastic step of say,
undergoing surgery.


Finding a remedy for sleep apnea beyond quitting smoking and heavy
drinking and dieting and exercise, not including the more drastic steps, can
be something as simple as
changing your sleep position.
People who suffer from sleep
apnea experience apneas -
pauses in their breathing -
primarily when they are
sleeping on their backs. Since
this is the case, you should
try to sleep on your side or,
better yet, on your stomach.
As simple as this sounds, it has proven to be an effective remedy for sleep
apnea sufferers.


If you don't fall into one of the categories above and you or your bed
partner believes that you suffer from sleep apnea, you'll want to see your
doctor and get a test known as a sleep study.


A sleep study is used to not only diagnose first, whether or not you have
sleep apnea and second, to determine its severity. During the sleep study,
you will be asked to sleep at the clinic or hospital and be hooked up to a
bunch of devices which will monitor your sleep activity. These machines
monitor many different functions of your sleep including your heart rate,
airflow, muscle activity, sleep state, breathing as well as your blood oxygen
levels.




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If the sleep study determines that you have sleep apnea and are in need of a
remedy for sleep apnea that goes above and beyond changes in your
lifestyle and sleeping habits, you'll have the following options:
      Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device (CPAP)
      Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance
      Surgery for Sleep Apnea
      Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece (also used as a stop snoring device)
       Sleep Apnea Pillow


Besides remedying the apnea itself, i.e. being able to finally sleep and
breath properly at night, treating sleep apnea also has many other health
benefits that you may not be aware of. These include:


      lowering high blood pressure                        Related Articles
      lowering your risk of diabetes
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      lowering your risk of heart disease
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      lowering your risk of hypertension                 Sleep Apnea Machines
                                                          Sleep Apnea Pillow
The above benefits are in addition to the more            What is Snoring?
obvious benefits such as:
      better memory function
      increased concentration
      better disposition
      no snoring (more of a benefit to whoever is sleeping beside or
       around you)


If you suffer from mild sleep apnea, you can also try herbal sleep aids such
as elderberry tea or thyme, which can improve the quality of your sleep.
Nasal passage stimulation by way of aromatherapy solutions or vapor rub
on your chest can also be very beneficial.

				
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Description: There are many a remedy for sleep apnea - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device (CPAP), Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance, Surgery for Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea Mouthpiecs, Sleep Apnea Pillow.