If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how frustrating it can be to get a good night's sleep and prevent yourself from feeling tired all day long. But despite your best efforts, you may think you are now at a loss to find natural ways to improve your sleep.

However, as doctors learn more about sleep apnea and how it can be managed by patients, more and more natural methods are being found to be quite effective, even with people who have hard-to-manage cases of sleep apnea. If you are ready to feel more rested and manage your sleep apnea using as many natural methods as possible, here are some of the best methods you can try at home.

Drink Chamomile Tea

If you drink a cup of chamomile tea each night before going to sleep, your problems associated with sleep apnea may decrease quite a bit. Effective in preventing inflammation, it has been shown to help prevent snoring. Also, the tea's properties are good at easing nerves, which can help you to relax.

Eat Almonds

If you like eating nuts as part of your diet, be sure to include a helping or two of almonds each day, since they can help you manage your sleep apnea. Since almonds are high in magnesium, they can help your muscles relax. In addition, they can also help in regulating your biological clock.

Cinnamon as a Sedative

Once you are getting ready to go to bed, you might want to put a cinnamon stick in some boiling water and drink it prior to lying down. Known to be one of nature's most effective sedatives, cinnamon has been used by people for years as a homeopathic way to help with various breathing problems. To make this remedy even better, pour some honey into it before it's consumed, since honey can also decrease snoring.

Olive Oil

Finally, if you like to cook, try to fix foods that contain olive oil. If you do, you'll start to notice improvements in managing your sleep apnea. For starters, it helps to open up nasal passages, allowing more airflow into your body. Also, it is effective at helping to prevent throat swelling, which can decrease snoring.

For some people, natural remedies can only take them so far. Often you will need a CPAP machine to get you to the point of sleeping restfully. CPAP accessories can also aid in giving you better sleep, as well as keeping your airways open as you slumber.

Though sleep apnea can be a frustrating medical condition to deal with on a daily basis, these natural remedies can play a significant role in helping ease its symptoms and keep you feeling more relaxed.

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