How Do I Improve My Sleep Habits?

Categories: Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble sleeping? Do you often feel exhausted during the day? You aren’t alone, as millions of Americans report trouble sleeping. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help improve your nighttime rest. In addition to improving sleep habits, we can also offer treatment options for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Try Our Quiz on Improving Sleep Habits

  1. True or False: You might change your sleep position.
  2. True or False: Your pre-bedtime routine matters.
  3. True or False: Chronic snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea.
  4. True or False: We have treatments to help address snoring and sleep apnea.

Answer Key

  1. True. Patients with risk factors for sleep apnea that sleep on their back are more likely to develop apneic episodes. Instead, trying resting on your side. In addition, try to maintain a regular schedule, which means going to bed and waking up at the same times every day. Doing so can help you go to sleep faster.
  2. True. In the two hours before bed, try to avoid heavy meals and vigorous exercise. In addition, remember that drinks with caffeine can make going to sleep difficult. If you consume alcohol right before bed you may initially feel sleepy, but you can have trouble entering the REM stage of sleep and find yourself waking up in the night.
  3. True. Snoring occurs when airflow is partially blocked by collapsed soft tissue in the throat and mouth. An apneic episode happens when the airflow is completely blocked by those same tissues. If you suffer from chronic snoring, as well as daytime drowsiness, dry mouth, moodiness, and episodes of waking up in the night gasping for air or choking, then you should talk to u about treating your OSA.
  4. True. We may recommend an oral appliance to reposition your jaw and keep airways open, a comfortable and minimally-invasive solution.

Do You Have Questions About Sleep Habits?

We can discuss changes to your daily life, as well as treatments, to help stop sleep apnea and snoring. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.