How can I improve my sleep environment to help alleviate my sleep apnea symptoms?

There are several steps you can take. 

Start by ensuring your bedroom is conducive to good sleep. 

Keep the room dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature. 

Use blackout curtains or an eye mask to block out any external light, and consider using earplugs or a white noise machine to mask any disruptive sounds. 

Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows that support your neck and spine.

 If you snore or have mild sleep apnea, elevating the head of your bed or using a wedge pillow can help keep your airways open. 

It’s also important to maintain a consistent sleep schedule, practice good sleep hygiene, and avoid alcohol and heavy meals before bedtime. 

These “SLEEP  lifestyle” changes, combined with proper treatment can significantly improve your sleep apnea symptoms and overall sleep quality.

About the author 

Howard Hoffman

Hi! I'm Howard J. Hoffman, D.D.S. Actually, my patients and even friends call me Doc H. You may remember hearing me talking about conscious sedation on the radio, which earned me another nickname, "Miami's original sedation dentist." I am a member of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD).

Having practiced dentistry for over 45 years and working in Sleep Apnea since 1997.

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