Nov 05

Having a drink to relax before going to bed has been a nightly ritual for many for years, and nowadays the business of taking a pill to help you sleep has been booming. However, drinking alcohol and taking a sedative before going to bed can have deleterious effects on people that have obstructive sleep apnea. Alcohol and sedatives both relax the muscles of the airway, and can cause a decrease in the amount of air that is reaching the lungs. Therefore, if you have obstructive sleep apnea, you can improve your ability to breathe by abstaining from these activities.

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