Can Exercise Help My Sleep Apnea?
We all know the importance of exercising to improve our overall health. Regular exercise can help prevent many health issues, such as heart disease. If you suffer from sleep apnea, regular exercise can also be beneficial in improving your symptoms. Exercise doesn’t have to mean intense cardio or weight lifting. It can be something as simple as a brisk walk. Any form of movement is beneficial to your health. Read on to learn more.
Can Exercise Help Sleep Apnea?
Exercise can be beneficial to patients who suffer from sleep apnea. Not only can exercise help with weight loss, but it can help you feel less sluggish during the day. Regular exercise can also help you sleep better at night. If you struggle to get the motivation to exercise daily we recommend trying these tips to help you get on a schedule and find success:
- Ask for support – find a friend who is also looking to exercise and do it together. Having an accountability partner is a great way to continue your journey.
- Start with easy routines – when exercising for the first time you are not going to be an expert. In the beginning, it is important to simply get moving and in time you can try new things.
- Make exercise fun – you have to choose something that excites you. If you are trying an exercise that you dread, you are not going to be motivated to continue.
- Create a lifestyle – over time, exercise will become second nature and can even be something you enjoy doing for yourself each day.
Before you start any exercise, contact our office to be sure that it is safe with your treatment plan and condition. We would hate for you to try something, and it is not beneficial to treatment or your condition.
If you are experiencing any issues with your TMD or sleep apnea condition, we are happy to help. Be sure to contact our office located in Silverdale, WA, and our team will answer any of your questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you soon and happy exercising!