Are you someone who knows that you have sleep apnea? If so, we hope that you have visited us for sleep apnea treatment or that you have a visit to see us soon! Remember that we see patients quite frequently for sleep disorders and will be more than happy to help you figure out what’s going on, while guiding you back to the sleep you’ve been so seriously wishing would return. Now, as for a couple things you can immediately stop doing that will help you (whether you’re receiving treatment or not), let’s get down to business!

#1: Stop Smoking

First, we encourage you to stop smoking if you are someone dealing with sleep apnea. When you smoke, you immediately expose your body to all sorts of threats! As it relates to your airways, you may encourage inflammation by smoking. You may also overproduce mucus. Neither of these details will help you enjoy open airways and easy breathing. To make the absolute most of your efforts with your sleep apnea treatment, if you’re choosing between smoking or not smoking, we encourage you to decide on the latter.

#2: Stop Messing With Stimulants And Relaxants

Remember that too much caffeine can make it harder to sleep. Or, if you’re simply sensitive to it, then you should avoid it or only drink it early in the day. As for sleeping pills or other muscle relaxants, they might seem beneficial to either help you overcome feeling wired by caffeine or to make accessing sleep easier. However, they relax your muscles. This is the opposite of your goal with sleep apnea treatment because it can make throat tissues collapse, too. The best bet? Skip sleeping pills, etc., (and be very mindful of your caffeine intake).

Make Easy Choices That Promote Sleep Apnea Treatment Results

Make sure you’re not accidentally taking away from your efforts with sleep apnea by considering simple suggestions. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.