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How can I sleep well and prevent sleep apnea?

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prevent OSA

Genetics, age and weight gain are huge factors that may or may not be in your control.
Generally avoiding sedatives prior to sleep, significant weight gain, smoking and other lifestyle factors can help.

In brief: Prevent OSA

Genetics, age and weight gain are huge factors that may or may not be in your control.
Generally avoiding sedatives prior to sleep, significant weight gain, smoking and other lifestyle factors can help.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Control surroundings

You can't prevent sleep apnea.
Keeping your weight normal can help in some cases. Make sure your environment is comfortable. You want to start with a comfortable mattress and pillow. The temperature set in the room also needs to be comfortable. Keeping extra light out is also helpful. Drowning out other environmental noises with a fan or a white noise machine can also be beneficial.

In brief: Control surroundings

You can't prevent sleep apnea.
Keeping your weight normal can help in some cases. Make sure your environment is comfortable. You want to start with a comfortable mattress and pillow. The temperature set in the room also needs to be comfortable. Keeping extra light out is also helpful. Drowning out other environmental noises with a fan or a white noise machine can also be beneficial.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sleep apnea

Avoiding gaining weight is the most important.
Then avoid alcohol, pain pills and sedatives near bed time since they relax all the muscles in your body and you are going to be more prone to snore and close your upper airway.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Avoiding gaining weight is the most important.
Then avoid alcohol, pain pills and sedatives near bed time since they relax all the muscles in your body and you are going to be more prone to snore and close your upper airway.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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