Living With Sleep Apnea
- Q In which position should I sleep if I have sleep apnea?
If you suffer from sleep apnea, the position in which you sleep matters. Doctors often recommend sleeping on your side or stomach, or elevating your head. These positions can reduce snoring and help your airway stay clear, and are preferable to sleeping... Full Answer
- Q Should I avoid any activities if I have sleep apnea?
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, you may feel very tired and have difficulty concentrating. If this is the case, try to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. With treatment, you will likely feel more alert and able to do your normal activities.... Full Answer
- Q How does sleep apnea contribute to gaining weight?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineSleep apnea makes you miss out on deep, restorative REM sleep. This leads to frequent awakenings at night (though your spouse may know it, you'll probably never feel yourself waking), lack of sleep, and daytime drowsiness. Not only are you more likely to... Full Answer