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Sleeping on side helps sleep apnea

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ken22000 +0 points · 12 days ago Original Poster

I found cpap,machine doesn't really help... Sleep on side helps.....chewing gum a lot and exercises..any tips?

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 12 days ago Sleep Commentator

There is not enough information to really comment ken22000

How severe is your apnea without therapy?

What role does the chewing gum serve?

How do you feel throughout the day?

What do you want to do?

In my opinion, yes, no, maybe, I don't think so, perhaps, I read somewhere, have you considered?

That should just about cover it. :)

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · 11 days ago

Tie a sling around your back with a tennis ball in it to remind you to turn on your side when accidentally sleeping on your back.

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Sierra +0 points · 11 days ago Sleep Innovater

What do you mean by "I found cpap,machine doesn't really help..."? Can you explain more?

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ken22000 +0 points · 11 days ago Original Poster

cpap machine doesn't give me good sleep...maybe once in a while...if you sleep on your side with pillow on back....your throat cant close....ALSO chewign gum all day will give you great sleep.....strengthen your throat muscles...and its fun ....or do throat exercises

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sleeptech +0 points · 8 days ago Sleep Enthusiast

Your throat absolutely can close while you are lying on your side. Some people only obstruct when they are on their back and, for them, avoiding lying on their back may be a sufficient treatment, although historically it is not very successful. However, it is not correct to suggest that your throat can't close while you are on your side. The majority of my patients obstruct while they are on their side.

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bonjour +0 points · 11 days ago Sleep Commentator

there is much more to good sleep than just apnea. But we cannot help you with that unless we know much more precisely what is happening. You have not provided nearly enough info

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SleepDent +0 points · 9 days ago Sleep Commentator

I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. Sleeping on your side may or may not be helpful, depending on what kind of OSA that you have. If you have positional OSA, i.e., apneas and hypopneas only occur when you sleep on your back or if a high percentage of apneas and hypopneas occur on your back, side-sleeping would definitely be helpful. However, if the apneas and hypopneas occur equally in all positions, side-sleeping would not help. You can get this data from your sleep test. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., D.M,D,

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