How to Ward Off Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms This Winter
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
If you have sleep apnea, then you are no stranger to just how debilitating it can be. To help you keep your sleep apnea at bay during the winter, we have created a list of a few small lifestyle changes that you can make that will help you not have to worry as much about your sleep apnea.
Keep Off Extra Weight
If you gained a few pounds during the holidays then you should make it your priority to lose them. Extra weight— especially around your middle— can make it harder for you to breathe at night. To lose the extra weight, consider doing things such as eating smaller meals, exercising, and avoiding foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats.
Even though it’s really cold outside and you may just feel like staying indoors and doing nothing, one of the best things is you can do for your sleep apnea is to get moving. Exercise isn’t just a great way for you to keep off extra weight, but it’s also good for your lungs as well.
Keep Your Nasal Passages Moist
Colds during this time of year aren’t uncommon. If you are experiencing dry nostrils due to too much dry air or a virus like the common cold, then you may notice that your sleep apnea symptoms (like snoring) are worse. To help you keep your nasal passages moist, try using a saline nose spray and sleeping with a humidifier on.
Wintertime can be really hard on your body— especially if you have sleep apnea. If you would like to learn a little bit more about sleep apnea treatment, contact our Catonsville office today and call us at 410.744.6088.
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