Lifestyle changes can also prevent chronic kidney disease.
- Quit smoking. Cigarette smoking swells the upper airway and makes apnea and snoring much worse.
- Lay on your sides instead of your back when sleeping.
- Avoid alcohol. Alcohol causes frequent nighttime awakenings and makes the upper airway breathing muscles relax.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. This is the most important thing you can do to cure sleep apnea. Other methods treat sleep apnea, but weight loss will cure it.