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You can get some relief from your sleep apnea symptoms by doing tongue exercises. Press your tongue on the roof of your mouth, hold it there for at least three minutes. You will make your muscles stronger, and you will have better results with your other treatments.

If your apnea is severe, you may want to use a CPAP machine, which provides continuous positive pressure into your airway. Using these machines is simple: All you do is wear a mask (covering both your nose and mouth) to bed. The CPAP machine is hooked to the mask and allows for a more restful sleep as it provides you with a constant flow of pressurized air. CPAP machines have been helping people with sleep apnea for many years, so take advantage of this technology.

Exercising the smooth muscles of your throat may reduce sleep apnea symptoms. They tone and strengthen the muscles, giving you more control over them. One good exercise involves pressing your tongue against the bony palate of the mouth and holding it for three minutes before releasing. Do this at least once a day. Consider joining a sleep apnea group to get support and find ways to deal with your various symptoms. There are plenty of helpful and active online forums that provide support to sleep apnea. Make sure you stay current concerning the latest treatments; share your ideas with others. Your physician may be able to recommend local groups already established in your own community.


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