Sleep Apnea Pillow

Sleep Apnea Pillow

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.

Sleep apnea is characterized by loud snoring (but all those who snore may not have sleep apnea), sleep apnea pillowabrupt awakenings in the night accompanied by shortness of breath & dry mouth, drowsiness during the daytime (as sleep at night is disturbed).

People who are at risk of having sleep apnea include those who:

• Are overweight or obese

• Have neck circumference of greater than 17 inches (males) and 15 inches (females)

• Have High blood pressure, Diabetes, Heart disorders

• Have a narrow airway

• Have a family history of sleep apnea

• Are on high altitudes

Treatment for sleep apnea includes the following:

• Use of decongestants (prescribed by the Physician)

• Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (if prescribed by the Physician)

• Surgery for any physical airway abnormality or

Alternative treatment includes:

• Weight loss

• Avoiding Alcohol

• Avoiding sleeping pills, sedatives

• Avoiding sleeping on the back (sleep on your sides) use snore pillows

• Elevating the head of the bed slightly, can be easily done using a specially designed sleep apnea pillow.

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