If it is determined that you suffer from snoring or mild sleep apnea, there are several general lifestyle changes you can make that may improve or possibly eliminate your condition:
- Sleep on your side
- Lose weight
- Avoid alcohol and sedatives at night
- Use nasal strips while you sleep
- Stop smoking
If you make the above suggested lifestyle changes and your symptoms are eliminated, congratulations! However, if your symptoms are still persistent, we recommend that you make an appointment to talk with Dr. Gruenes. Ignoring persistent symptoms can lead to serious health problems--treatment options are customized for each patient according to their needs and comfort levels.