Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that prevents people from getting enough oxygen at night. By doing exercises before you go down, you can reduce your sleep apnea and you can sleep more easily.
Sleep apnea became a common medical condition that affected nearly ten percent of the population. It was discovered that men were most affected by this condition, while menopausal women were more prone to being diagnosed with this medical condition.
These techniques help mild to moderate sleep apnea, but can not be effective if you have severe sleep apnea.
Traditionally, there were only two cures for the problem - surgery or a respirator that you would have at night. However, a Brazilian study conducted in spring 2009 showed that heavy and facial exercises can reduce the effects of sleep apnea. The study showed that 30 minutes of these exercises per day can have a positive effect on sleep apnea.
Vowel sounds - Vowel sounds help open your throat and relax your muscles in your mouth. Repeat all vocal sounds in exaggerated tones and really stretch your mouth. It may feel ridiculous first but it will pay when you get better sleep. Repeat this exercise for two minutes.
Tongue Exercise - Press your tongue against your teeth. Move your tongue back along your soft gum to the beginning of the throat. Slide it back and forth along your taste for three minutes.
Pursed Lips - This is Easy! Tighten your lips tight and hold for thirty seconds. Repeat this for three cycles (thirty seconds followed, thirty seconds relaxed)
Contracted throat - This may be difficult at first but it is very useful. Concentrate on the muscles on the back of the throat and contract them then. It's like swallowing and keeping cool. Hold the contraction for thirty seconds and then relax for thirty seconds. Repeat three to four times.
Toothbrush - The final exercise is something you may already do for good hygiene. Brush your tongue with your toothbrush for at least one minute.
Sleep apnea is a serious disease where the patient either stops breathing or reduces breathing depth by almost half during sleep for another ten seconds. This can lead to reduced oxygen levels that reach different parts of the body, which deprives them of the necessary oxygen.
Patients suffering from sleep apnea will wake up a lot during one night sleep to recover breathing levels. However, the patient usually does not remember any such events and thus this disease is unnoticed. In the case of untreated treatment this can lead to several fatal disorders or at least increase the likelihood of causing one. For these reasons, sleep apnea must be treated at least as soon as diagnosed.
There are many treatment methods for sleep apnea, one of which is the pillar procedure. In this procedure, the doctor or physician places three small polyester implants into the patient's soft glue using a small delivery tool, without any incisions or stitches.
Over time, it may be a few weeks or months based on the patient's natural fibrotic response, the implants will improve the structural support and clean the soft tissue. This lowers the vibration of the tissue, which will cause snoring. In addition, this also reduces the palatal tissue collapse, which prevents the upper respiratory tract of the person, causing obstructive sleep apnea.
The small implants are highly constructed and precisely woven. They are about 18 mm long with an outer diameter of about 2 mm. These are woven from polyester, which is employed for more than 50 years in implantable medical science. There are chances that patients may experience minimal swelling or discomfort for at least two days after the implant is placed.