Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: 5 Self-Care Strategies

excercises girlsSleep apnoea has numerous serious medical consequences. An article from http://www.webmd.com gives out some helpful advice for those who are suffering from sleep apnoea.

  • Lose Weight if You Need to. Obesity is considered the most important risk factor for obstructive sleep apnoea. Research has shown that weight loss – even a modest amount -- can improve sleep apnoea. Not all people with sleep apnoea are overweight or obese, but many are.

  • Limit Alcohol and Stop Smoking. Cigarette smoking makes the swelling in your upper airway worse. That can aggravate symptoms such as snoring and pauses in breathing.  Alcohol decreases the muscle tone in the back of the throat, which can interfere with breathing -- the last thing you need when you already have breathing problems.

  • Eat Healthy. Sleep deprivation may lead to increased cravings for carbohydrates. Sleep deprivation and fatigue have also been linked with changes in the appetite regulators leptin and ghrelin, which control feelings of hunger and fullness. When you don’t sleep, you may want to eat more and feel less satisfied when you do.

  • Tend to Your Allergies. Not surprisingly, being stuffed up from nasal allergies can complicate sleep apnoea and make sleep more difficult. If you have sleep apnoea and nasal allergies, be sure your allergies are under control. A saline nasal spray before bed may also help.

  • Develop a Good Sleep Routine. Getting enough sleep is important to staying healthy with obstructive sleep apnoea. A variety of devices designed to improve breathing for people with sleep apnoea – including a CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure machine – can help.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.