How can sleep apnoea be prevented?

Follow these steps to prevent obstructive sleep apnoea, the most common type:

  • Follow a healthy lifestyle.
  • Keep your body mass index (BMI) below 24 – i.e. maintain a healthy weight.
  • Seek medical attention early if you snore or experience daytime tiredness.

Reviewed by Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, specialist neuropsychiatrist in sleep disorders at The London Sleep Centre and The Constantia Sleep Centre. FRCPsych. April 2018.

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