How does one build a good sleep routine when you have obstructive sleep apnea? Good question! Although there isn’t an easy answer to this, there are a few tips. Approximately half of the people with sleep apnea have breathing problems occur when lying on their backs. A few suggestions to prevent one from lying on their back would be to place a rolled up towel along the length of your back or place two tennis balls in a sock and pin it to the back of your shirt to prevent you from rolling on your back. One other suggestion would be to lean up against a body pillow that would be placed the length of your body.
Some hospital or clinic locations will offer a free sleep apnea test that you can take home with you overnight.
Your doctor may prescribe a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine which will help you breathe through the night.
For more suggestions or discussion, ask the doctors at Ford Chiropractic for assistance.
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