There are a few things you can do to lower your risk of sleep apnea. These include:
Maintain an Appropriate Weight
is the main risk factor for sleep apnea. If you are overweight, you may be able to prevent sleep apnea by talking to your doctor about a weight loss program. If you’re not overweight, try to
maintain an appropriate weight
through proper diet and exercise.
Limit Alcohol Intake
can increase the number of sleep apnea episodes you have each night.
Therefore, limit your intake of alcohol.
Avoid Taking Sedative Medications
Sedative medications can worsen sleep apnea.
Try to avoid using these medications.
are more likely to develop sleep apnea than nonsmokers. If you smoke,