There are a few things you can do to lower your risk of sleep apnea. These include:
Maintain an Appropriate Weight
is the number one risk factor for sleep apnea. If you are overweight, you may be able to prevent the development of sleep apnea by talking to your doctor about a weight loss program. If you’re not overweight, try to
maintain an appropriate weight
through proper diet and exercise.
Limit Alcohol Intake
can increase the number of sleep apnea episodes you have each night.
Therefore, limit your intake of alcohol.
Avoid Taking Sedative Medications
Sedative medications can exacerbate sleep apnea.
Try to avoid use of these medications.
are 40 times more likely to develop sleep apnea than nonsmokers. If you smoke,
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a