Living With Sleep Apnea
Getting enough sleep is essential for proper body operation. 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night will not only replenish your body, make you more productive and energized, but also contributes to better heart health, optimal body weight, less stress, lower chances of chronic inflammations and better memory. However, some people, regardless of how hard they try and keep up with healthy lifestyle, have hard time falling and staying asleep. Usually, it is due to some type of sleeping disorder and in most cases it is a case of obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea are pauses in breathing during sleep which can last from few seconds to one minute. What causes these pauses? When asleep, a whole body relaxes and so does the soft tissue in the back of a throat. However, for some people this is a problem as relaxed tissue blocks the airway which results in breathing pauses. Even though anyone can have sleep apnea, usually men older than 65, overweight and smokers have greater chances at being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. While it may sound serious (and for some people it may even be life threatening), living with sleep apnea is not as tough as it may seem thanks to loud snoring treatment.
It is important though to consult a doctor and get correct diagnosis. For those diagnosed with mild sleep apnea, avoiding nicotine, alcohol, reducing weight, exercising, avoid sleeping on the back may be helpful. However, some people may require a more drastic loud snoring treatment. Aside from using nasal strips, dilators and various sprays to keep nasal passage open, these patients need to use CPAP equipment. Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure machines are the best and most common loud snoring treatment which provides immediate relief as they cease snoring and restore normal breathing. Unfortunately, many people have hard time getting used to this type of loud snoring treatment and stop using CPAP machines in less than a month.