5 Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

5 Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

February 26, 2019

Sleep apnea is one of the most underestimated health problems in USA. There are several million people suffering with it on a daily basis and yet are not working on getting it cured. If not taken care of at an early stage, it will cause more damage to your respiratory and nervous system.

Experts at Wheatland Dental have compiled a list of alternate solutions to treat sleep apnea. You can find them here and with the advice of your dentist, you can implement them for yourself:

  1. Wear an Oral/Dental Appliance Instead
  2. A rather creative way to deal with the problem of sleep apnea is to wear a dental mask or an oral covering. This way, you can be rest assured that no hygiene levels are compromised and there is ample of space for your nose and mouth to respire.

  3. Surgery for Sleep Apnea
  4. There are sophisticated sleep apnea surgeries available. You can get in touch with your dentist or consult a surgeon in the field. The surgery, as per research, does not carry any heavy risks on life. It can help you get rid of the problem early and set you free from the disease.

  5. Undergoing a Weight Management Program
  6. You can also choose to go for a weight management program. There are several people who are facing sleep apnea only because they carry excess body fat. Excess body fat, meaning excess weight, puts more pressure on the respiratory system and can thus lead to symptoms of sleep apnea.

  7. Positional Therapy
  8. This is a sophisticated solution ingrained in the principles of behavioural nudges. Several people undergo a sleep apnea experience only when they are laying down on their backs. As soon as they turn to their sides, they are able to breath normally.

    Under positional therapy, a tiny belt is worn such that whenever you lay on your back, it gives you a gentle vibration such that you don’t wake up but your body gets a nudge to turn to its side.

  9. Consider Changing Some of Your Everyday Habits
  10. If you have any unhealthy lifestyle habits such as excessive smoking or drinking, you can definitely get rid of these to avoid the apnea.

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