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Losing Weight Can Help


You may be able to improve OSA by making some changes in your life. If you're overweight, talk to your doctor about starting a weight loss program. Shedding even a small percentage of your body weight can improve your symptoms. If you smoke, ask your doctor about products that can help you quit.

Lying On Your Side Can Help


If you sleep on your back, gravity can pull tissues in your throat down, where they're more likely to block your

airway. Sleeping on your side instead may help

open the throat. There are special pillows to help

keep you on your side. Some people even use

shirts with tennis balls sewn to the back.

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