Many men suffer from sleep apnea where they stop breathing during sleep. In fact, more men suffer from sleep apnea compared to women. Keeping up with health is very important to reduce your sleep apnea or snoring symptoms. For men, if sleep is lost during the night, this reduces their testosterone levels. Lower testosterone levels are linked to lower energy, inability to concentrate, and fatigue.
Sleep apnea is due to poor breathing, where less oxygen is flowing through the airway. The brain will wake you up to allow you to breathe. This is dangerous for your health, and can cause long term more serious health issues if it is not addressed properly.
Many men wear a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask to help blow air into their airway, and keep it open to alleviate any apnea symptoms. This helps to allow uninterrupted breathing and less snoring.
Other solutions involve laser treatment using NiteLase which is a more permanent solution. NiteLase is a state of the art technology where a laser is used to gently alter the tissue in the mouth and throat. The process causes a tightening effect, and this helps the air move easier while breathing and sleeping.
In addition to wearing a CPAP mask, there are breathing exercises that can be done to strengthen the muscles around the airways. These exercises involve both chewing and swallowing motions with movements of the tongue. The exercises have been found to help ease sleep apnea and snoring, and allow for a peaceful night’s sleep.