During the winter, our sleep quality can be adversely affected, and we might find ourselves lacking sleep and snoring more often

Dr. Young from Shore Dental Sleepcare shares an article from Sleep Centers of Middle Tennesee giving an explanation on the relationship between the cold winter months and our sleep apnea.

The winter months can have a significant impact on those who suffer from sleep apnea. According to a study conducted in 2015, winter is the most common time when sleep arousals occur. The cold weather can cause the airways to constrict, leading to snoring and other symptoms of sleep deprivation. This can make it difficult for those with sleep apnea to get a good night’s rest, as well as lead to more serious health issues such as high blood pressure and stroke. Another point stressed in the study is that if you are already diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should use your CPAP machine to treat it.

Furthermore, consistent sleep apnea treatment is most important during the winter.Congestion and colds are exacerbated by cold weather.The constrictions in your airway you have from sleep apnea only make matters worse when you are sick.You should use your CPAP every night and keep it clean by washing it with warm water and soap.

If you are having trouble properly managing your sleep apnea and/or adhering to your CPAP treatments, our staff at Shore Dental SleepCare can help. We are a New Jersey sleep apnea specialty clinic providing the most advanced CPAP treatments in Ocean & Monmouth County and strives to provide the best patient care for those suffering from sleep apnea. The first thing to know is that you are not alone and if you have questions on where to find help on this issue, reach out to Shore Dental SleepCare today on our contact page.

We have two locations: Brick, NJ (732) 477-1600 and Colts Neck (732) 761-8300.

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