Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder, closely related to snoring, which causes your airways to completely close off while you sleep. This makes it impossible for your lungs to breathe in oxygen, causing you to wake up. It is important to seek help from your health care provider for sleep apnea. Long-term sleep apnea can severely affect your energy levels and deprive you and baby of much-needed oxygen. Your health care provider can recommend an appropriate and effective treatment to help keep your airways open.
Say Sayonara To Snoring: Snoring Relief Tips
If you have been snoring during your pregnancy, you don’t have to suffer. Here are some easy tips to help you stop snoring and get a better night’s sleep:
- Avoid drinking excessive caffeine. Caffeine can cause the blood vessels in your throat to expand, causing your airways to narrow even more.
- Try to sleep on your side. This will help to keep your airways open as you sleep.
- Prop up your head using an extra pillow. By elevating your head an extra four inches, you can help to open up those airways.
- Try adhesive nose strips. These nose strips help to widen the nostrils, making it easier to breathe.
- Talk to your health care provider about a jaw insert or mouthguard. These plastic inserts work to keep your jaw aligned so that you can breathe properly.
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