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Breathing Related Sleep Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Sleep Disorder Suggestions, Sleep Apnea Suggestions, Sleep Disordered Breathing Suggestions, Sleep Apnea Disorder Suggestions, Sleep Breathing Disorders Suggestions, Insomnia Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Being overweight can likely cause breathing-related sleep disorder which is why lifestyle modification can be a preventive means to manage weight and avoid illnesses associated with it. Losing weight can prevent the risk for breathing related sleep disorder among obese individuals. Daily exercise and reduction of daily caloric intake will help. If you have family or a friend who has sleep apnea, encourage them to seek medical attention to prevent complications that may arise if left untreated. Sleep disorder is a serious condition that requires medical treatment and can be a risk factor to death once left untreated. It is also important to learn good sleep hygiene in order to promote better sleep and relaxation.

The following are some tips and suggestions to have a good night sleep.

  • Organize your room with a good sleeping environment away from things that will make your mind active such as reading or watching TV.
  • Establish a good sleeping habit with a definite schedule to make it easy for your body to adapt to a certain sleep schedule. It helps you to fall asleep at a regular time and establish a wake-up time. Avoid taking naps during the day or evening.
  • Create a comfortable and noise-free sleeping environment. Put soft pillow and bed covers and wear comfortable sleeping clothes to help you easily get asleep.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid alcohol or sedatives to prevent relaxing of muscles that can cause snoring.
  • Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages in the late afternoon or evening and observe if drinking warm milk can help you sleep easily.
  • Avoid going to bed when you are hungry.
  • Learn to relax before going to bed and do not force yourself to sleep. This will just worsen your sleep problem.

Could You Have Breathing Related Sleep Disorder?

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