CAN'T SLEEP? HELP IS HERE!
How To Sleep?
Can’t sleep? Don’t panic. We have you covered with these tips that will have you peacefully dreaming in no time.
What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep Apnea is a medical disorder, which affects a person’s ability to breathe properly while sleeping.
It’s possible you’ve heard about it before, perhaps from a friend or an acquaintance. Perhaps you’ve even experienced sleep paralysis yourself.
Diet and exercise get a lot of attention as the best two ways to stay healthy. But getting a good night’s sleep is just as important. It will give you a lot of energy, your productivity will soar, and you’ll be as healthy as you can be. But if you have a poor night’s sleep you’ll feel it – both your body and your mind will feel sluggish. Keep your body functioning at its best by getting great sleep night after night. More ...
Those who suffer from sleep paralysis find themselves unable to move or speak when they’re waking up or falling asleep. It’s a scary situation, but if it happens to you, try not to worry – it usually only lasts a few seconds or minutes. Although it can be natural to wonder if sleep paralysis is part of a bigger problem, experts say it is harmless. If you find it frequently happens to you, check into relaxation techniques that can help you fight this frightening condition. More ...
HOW TO STOP SNORING?
Change your sleeping position. Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward. There are specifically designed pillows available to help prevent snoring by making sure your neck muscles are not crimped.
Sleep on your side instead of your back. Try attaching a tennis ball to the back of a pajama top or T-shirt (you can sew a sock to the back of your top then put a tennis ball inside). If you roll over onto your back, the discomfort of the tennis ball will cause you to turn back onto your side. Alternatively, wedge a pillow stuffed with tennis balls behind your back. After a while, sleeping on your side will become a habit and you can dispense with the tennis balls.
Try an anti-snoring mouth appliance. These devices, which resemble an athlete’s mouth guard, help open your airway by bringing your lower jaw and/or your tongue forward during sleep. While a dentist-made appliance can be expensive, cheaper do-it-yourself kits are also available.
Clear nasal passages. If you have a stuffy nose, rinse sinuses with saline before bed. Using a Neti pot, nasal decongestant, or nasal strips can also help you breathe more easily while sleeping. If you have allergies, reduce dust mites and pet dander in your bedroom or use an allergy medication.
Keep bedroom air moist. Dry air can irritate membranes in the nose and throat, so if swollen nasal tissues are the problem, a humidifier may help.