Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic, ongoing condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day.


Use snore guard  Popularity: 24  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Humidify the air  Popularity: 23  Effectiveness: 3.0  
Adjust sleeping position  Popularity: 16  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Avoid drinking and smoking  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 2.7  
Lose extra weight  Popularity: 6  Effectiveness: 2.8  


Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep. While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax, your tongue falls backward, and your throat becomes narrow and floppy. As you breathe, the walls of the throat begin to vibrate - generally when you breathe in, but also, to a lesser extent, when you breathe out. These vibrations lead to the characteristic sound of snoring. Sometimes the walls of the throat collapse completely so that it is completely occluded, creating a condition called apnea (cessation of breathing). This is a serious condition which requires medical attention.


Elevate head  Popularity: 145  Effectiveness: 3.5  
Apply nasal drop  Popularity: 106  Effectiveness: 1.5  
Sleep on your side  Popularity: 101  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Inhale steam  Popularity: 78  Effectiveness: 3.8  
Take olive oil  Popularity: 56  Effectiveness: 2.3  
Use nasal strip  Popularity: 45  Effectiveness: 1.5  
Take honey  Popularity: 34  Effectiveness: 2.0  
Use neti pot to clean nasal passage  Popularity: 32  Effectiveness: 3.2  
Do tongue exercise  Popularity: 24  Effectiveness: 2.0  
Apply ghee  Popularity: 23  Effectiveness: 2.5  
Take garlic  Popularity: 18  Effectiveness: 2.9  
Gargle with peppermint solution  Popularity: 15  Effectiveness: 2.5  
Use mouth guard  Popularity: 11  Effectiveness: 3.6  
Drink turmeric tea  Popularity: 8  Effectiveness: 1.9  
Drink nettle tea  Popularity: 5  Effectiveness: 2.6  
Loss weight  Popularity: 1  Effectiveness: 1.0  
Drink cardamom tea  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Drink chamomile tea  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Play didgeridoo  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  
Use neck brace  Popularity: 0  Effectiveness: 0.0  

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