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Self Care Tips for Jaw Related Airway Obstruction

The following suggestions may help reduce or prevent snoring and sleep apnea:

Behavioral Changes

  • Minimize exercise before sleep
  • Limit pre-sleep work projects
  • Sleep with head elevated
  • Avoid large meals before bedtime
  • Decrease noise and light
  • Avoid nightly conflict

Health Enhancement

  • Optimize body weight
  • Exercise daily
  • Minimize sugar, caffeine and alcohol
  • Practice pre-sleep relaxation techniques

Postural Correction

  • Sleep on your side
  • Sleep with head elevated and neck supported

Non-Prescription Medication

  • Limit sleep aids to natural herbs