Without realising it, many of the activities we do during the day influence how we sleep at night. If you suffer from sleep apnoea, you will understand how difficult it can be to fall asleep or have a night of undisturbed sleep and should try some of the below activities to potentially improve how you sleep.
A relaxing activity like yoga or meditating can help clear your mind and relax your body ready for sleep. Meditating whilst wearing your CPAP mask will help you to become more comfortable wearing the mask and associate the mask with peacefulness, which will help you when wearing the mask to fall asleep.
Exercise has countless benefits for your body, including contributing to deeper and more restful sleep. It is easy for any individual, even those with busy lifestyles, to become more active as anything from walking instead of taking the bus to work or going on a short evening jog is beneficial.
3. Restrict your caffeine intake
Starting your day with a cup of coffee is fine, but after midday, stick to herbal teas or water as this will ensure your mind and body aren’t restless at night due to caffeine. Remember, tea and soft drinks such as sodas also contain caffeine, coffee isn’t the only culprit!
For more information on food and drinks that can improve your sleep, check out our blog post here.
4. Perfect your sleep environment
During the day it is important to set your room up for the evening. Simple tasks such as making the bed and spraying lavender oil on your sheets can make a huge difference. Invest in blackout curtains and pillows that offer proper neck support to make sure nothing irritates or distracts you whilst you sleep. Store your CPAP machine in a convenient location by your bed and wear it during the day to ensure you have the right fit for the evening.
Contact ApneaSeal for more information on sleep apnoea
If you’d like to learn more about CPAP therapy and how to manage sleep apnoea, do not hesitate to get in touch with ApneaSeal, our team of qualified medical experts are here to help!