You have to sleep, so you must do everything in your power to manage your sleep apnea. The information presented below offers some great tips on how you can cope with sleep apnea in order for you to finally get that good night’s sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
Talk to a physician about the right CPAP machine for you. The loudness and size of any machine should be considered. There are some very small and quiet machines available. Your physician will be able to guide you to good CPAP manufacturers.
Many doctors ask patients to keep sleep logs to help diagnose sleep apnea. You will record the time you go to sleep and wake up, whether you woke up during the night and how you felt when you woke up each morning. The person you sleep next to can alert you to your snoring, if you stop breathing or you move your limbs suddenly. This will allow your doctor to see if you’re suffering from sleep apnea.
It’s necessary to use a CPAP machine for four hours each night if your doctor has prescribed one for your sleep apnea. It can be hard, at first, to get comfortable using it. A minimum of four hours per night is needed, if your CPAP machine is going to help you. If you’re struggling to adjust, ensure you’re using the CPAP for four hours every single time you go to sleep.
Be sure to take your CPAP with you if you have sleep apnea and have to visit the hospital. If you are scheduled for hospitalization or if you go to emergency, you should make available your CPAP machine and mask. Since the settings are already set to what you’re used to, and the mask that you use each night is there, it makes it much easier to use at the hospital. All of this will mean much better sleep for you with your CPAP, if you need hospitalization for any length of time.
Going to bed on your side can be something you can do to help you get better rest if you have sleep apnea. Sleeping on your back can block your airway. Make a point of falling to sleep on your side and see if that doesn’t alleviate some of your sleep apnea symptoms tonight.
Few things are as detrimental to your daily life and health as sleep deprivation. You need and deserve to get healthy, restful sleep every night, so you should start doing everything you can to treat your sleep apnea. It’s tough enough to get through life when you’re well rested; don’t let sleep apnea put you at a further disadvantage!