Nov 09

The final item in our “5 Ways to Treat Your Sleep Apnea at home” is to use a nasal decongestant. This is a great tool to use to treat acute nasal congestion, as it usually provides an immediate improvement in one’s ability to breathe.

Chronic nasal congestion is often associated with sleep apnea and can be part of the symptom complex of sleep apnea. It can also be a direct result of the Obstructive Sleep Apnea treatment. When treated properly with one of the wide variety of products currently on the market, it can greatly increase the effectiveness of a CPAP therapy and or Oral Appliance Therapy. Care should be used when taking these medications and it is always best to consult with your physician before taking such medication.

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Oct 21

Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be treated on different levels. If you have been diagnosed by a medical doctor with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), you should follow his/her recommendation for professional treatment, which usually will consist of wearing a CPAP or an oral appliance. The oral appliance can be delivered by a dentist trained in sleep dentistry.

In addition to following the medical treatment recommendations, there are 5 things that you can do at home to treat OSA. I will cover each of the 5 things in subsequent blog posts. The five things are:

1) Lose Weight
2) Stop smoking
3) Abstain from drinking Alcohol or taking sedatives before bedtime
4) Sleep on your side
5) Treat nasal congestion before sleeping

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