Exercises for Sleep Apnea and Men’s Health
27.12.2018 | Snoring Problems
Many men suffer from sleep apnea where they stop breathing during sleep. In fact, more men suffer from sleep apnea compared to women. Keeping up with health is very important to reduce your sleep apnea or snoring symptoms. For men, if sleep is lost during the night, this reduces their testosterone levels. Lower testosterone levels are linked to lower energy, inability to concentrate, and fatigue.
Sleep apnea is due to poor breathing, where less oxygen is flowing through the airway. The brain will wake you up to allow you to breathe. This is dangerous for your health, and can cause long term more serious health issues if it is not addressed properly.
Many men wear a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask to help blow air into their airway, and keep it open to alleviate any apnea symptoms. This helps to allow uninterrupted breathing and less snoring.
Other solutions involve laser treatment using NiteLase which is a more permanent solution. NiteLase is a state of the art technology where a laser is used to gently alter the tissue in the mouth and throat. The process causes a tightening effect, and this helps the air move easier while breathing and sleeping.
In addition to wearing a CPAP mask, there are breathing exercises that can be done to strengthen the muscles around the airways. These exercises involve both chewing and swallowing motions with movements of the tongue. The exercises have been found to help ease sleep apnea and snoring, and allow for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Exercises for the mouth include:
- Suck your tongue up so it lies on the roof of your mouth.
- Push the tip of your tongue against the roof of the mouth and slide it backwards.
- Push your tongue down against the floor of the mouth, but keep it in tact with your bottom teeth.
Other ways to alleviate sleep apnea:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Use a humidifier
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
Overall, it is important for men that suffer from sleep apnea to seek help from a professional to avoid more serious health complications. Our team will meet with you, and discuss the options to help you find a solution. Please call or email Snoring Laser Care today and let us help you address your sleep apnea.