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The Beauty of Sleep
By: Pat Lam
Posted: October 24, 2008
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There are a few devices available today to help snorers.
- Mask/blower—a device using a mask placed over the nose with a blower attached to it. It uses continuous pressure to keep the airway open during sleep.
- Surgery—remove tonsils or adenoids located at the back of the throat
Tips for improving sleep
- Develop a regular time to sleep every night and awaken every morning
- Avoid caffeine drinks at night
- Do not perform any heavy exercise close to bedtime
- Avoid spicy foods and large meals before bed
- Drink a warm glass of milk
- Use a dark quiet room at a comfortable temperature
- Before bed, relax with a warm bath, soothing music, read or do some form of mediation
- Drink fewer fluids to avoid urinating at night
- Do not take naps for more than 30 minutes during the day and take them no later than 3 pm.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Have a massage at the end of the workday.
- Use the bed only for sleep or sex.