Sleep apnea is a condition that can affect the care recipient’s cr sleeping the following are tips for the cr to

Try: If suffers from sleep apnea materials try sleep on your side have the cr try to avoid sleeping on her back gravity makes it more likely for the tongue and soft tissues to drop and obstruct the airway prop the head up elevate the head of the cr’s bed by 4 to 6 inches or elevate the cr’s body from the waist up by using a foam wedge a pillow may also work open nasal passages try to keep the cr’s nasal passages open at night using a nasal dilator saline spray or breathing strips try throat exercises throat exercises may help by strengthening the muscles in airway making them less likely to collapse for example have the cr press her tongue flat against the floor of mouth and brush top and sides with toothbrush repeat brushing movement 5 times 3 times a day

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Keywords: Sleep problems sleep apnea

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