Sleep apnea is a common problem that patients have. When they're having a hard time sleeping, wake up frequently and find themselves more tired the next day, sleep apnea could be to blame.
Speaking with a dental sleep specialist can help determine if this is an issue.
Of course, changing the positions that you sleep in can also give you more comfort and a more restful sleep at night.
Use these sleep positions that help with sleep apnea and feel rested in the morning.
Sleeping on Your StomachSleeping on your stomach easily allows the person to open their airways. Snoring is reduced when this happens, as well. However, some find that back and neck pain occur because of sleeping this way. Sleeping on your stomach can be a short-term solution.
Side SleepingSide sleeping is great for many things. Not only does it help with acid reflux, aligns the spine for less back pain and reduces snoring, but it also helps those that suffer from sleep apnea. Staying on your side is the recommended and preferred way for people to sleep by sleep professionals, though not everyone stays on their sides throughout the night.
Placing a large pillow in between the knees can also help keep the person stay comfortable throughout the night.
Sleeping on Your BackIt is never recommended to sleep on your back with any health condition. This constricts the airways more, especially when the head is propped too much up. It also increases the amount of snoring that the person does. Those that suffer from sleep apnea should always sleep on their sides or stomachs.
Speak with our dental sleep specialists today to find out how we can help with sleep apnea symptoms. Get better sleep and feel more rested with the treatments we can provide in-office.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (704) 255-5888 today.