Sleep apnea can be treated naturally by making some basic lifestyle modifications in the following ways:
1 . Maintain a healthy body weight. The body mass index (BMI) which is weight in (Kg)/ Height in (mt)2 should ideally be between 18 to 24. Decreasing the weight by 10% of the current weight, can also significantly improve your symptoms of sleep apnea. It is one of the most effective ways to cure it.
2 . Exercise regularly. Make sure you exercise for at least 30 mins each day, It may include, brisk walk, jogging and weight training. It helps to regulate the hunger-controlling hormone leptin and insulin. These hormones eventually control the body weight. This also breaks nasal congestion.
3 . A body with a balanced hormones levels also averts the chances of basic health issues such as nasal congestion.
4 . Avoid excessive alcohol. Alcohol gives a poor quality sleep. It also relaxes the throat muscles which are needed to help control breathing. Both smoking and alcohol can give rise to
5 . Avoid smoking. It can give rise to a cough and chest congestion leading to fluid retention in the airways, which can worsen sleep apnea.
6 . Avoid sedatives and tranquilizers. They have the same effect of relaxation on the throat muscles. This can lead to worsened snoring which often adds up to the tiredness and drowsiness experienced during the following day.
7 . Humidify your bedroom. This helps in clearing up airway congestion. Use essential oils such as Eucalyptus oil to clear airways the natural way.
8 . Tweak your sleep postures. Elevate your head and sleep on your side with head slightly raised or sleep on your stomach to combat sleep apnea.