Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sleep Apnea and strong throat muscles

The cause of sleep apnea comes down to the blockage of the airway in the back of your throat. When you are trying to sleep the loose tissues in the throat collapses causing you to stop breathing, which in turn sends a signal to the brain that you better wake up fast. You fall asleep again and in a few short minutes you wake up again, this pattern will happen all night. There are many ways to cure this, using the Cpap machine is common and surgery is sometimes needed if the blockage is severe. Something else you may try is to strengthen the muscles in the back of your throat by doing mouth exercises.

Quick exercises that you could try:
  • Stick your tongue straight out and hold it for 2 seconds, do this 5 times. 
  • Stick your tongue out and move it from side to side, do this 10 times. 
  • Make a big smile and hold it for 2 seconds, do this 10 times. 
  • Move your tongue back and forth from one side of your mouth to another. 
  • circle your mouth with your tongue make sure to have your mouth wide open 
  • Singing the vowels ‘A, E, I, O, U ‘as a matter of fact any singing is supposed to strengthen your throat muscles. 
  • Playing the didgeridoo.

Of course doing aerobic exercise and watching your diet are also good for losing weight not to mention a healthier heart.

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