Lifestyle changes are an important part of the treatment program and in mild cases lifestyle changes may be all that are needed.
Overweight people can benefit from losing weight. Even a 3-5kg weight loss may reduce the severity of snoring and sleep apnoea in some patients.
Individuals with sleep apnoea should also limit the use of alcohol and sleeping pills, which makes the airway more likely to collapse during sleep state.
Smoking cessation – smoking causes swelling and irritation of the upper airway.
Not sleeping on your back.