Health Tip: If You Have Sleep Apnea
(HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea -- when you stop breathing for short periods during sleep -- can leave you tired and feeling run down while you're awake.
So what should you do? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends:
Visiting your doctor regularly to make sure your treatment is working.
Avoiding weight gain. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of complications from sleep apnea.
Understanding the potential dangers of driving or using heavy machinery if you're tired from sleep apnea.
Seeing your dentist regularly if you use a mouthpiece for sleep apnea.
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