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How Oropharyngeal Exercises can Help Cure or Reduce Sleep Apnea?

Are you aware of the fact that sleep apnea oropharyngeal exercises can help cure or considerably reduce your sleep apnea according to the established scientific research?
The oropharyngeal exercises is comparatively a new subject, however, it assures sleep apnea patients a rescue from their condition, especially to those patients who are not desirous of going under surgical procedures, or use dental or CPAP device.
         
Basically Oropharyngeal is the region of your throat, which is located at your mouth’s backside.
This region comprises of backside of your tongue, adenoids, soft palate, uvula and tonsils.
Therefore, the oropharyngeal exercises mean the exercises, which you carry out in order to reinforce the muscles that are surrounding the throat.

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Why oropharyngeal exercises are Helpful in Reducing Your Sleep Apnea?
Because orpharyngeal exercises tone your tongue, jaw and throat muscles directly which are involved in maintaining your air passages open.
Depending on your weakest mouth’s region, you will choose the exercises as explained below:
·        For people who breathe from mouth, Buteyko exercise for breathing will be suitable.
·        Tongue exercises are for those people whose tongue fall backside of the throat while sleeping.
·        In order to strengthen the throat muscles, you should consider carrying out throat exercises.
Remember, the actual purpose of these orpharyngeal exercises is to strengthen and tone the muscles of mouth, nose and throat, since they are responsible for blocking the airway be turning out to be flaccid and weak.
Please remember that alone these exercises perhaps will not overcome or even minimize the obstructive sleep apnea similar to as any other OSA therapy. These exercises have to be carried out along with any other ongoing sleep apnea therapies.
Are Sleep Apnea Exercises Really Helpful?

Surely! Oropharyngeal exercises have been the topic of many universities, organizations, medical centers and clinical research all over the world.
Majority of the research, focus on the advantages to patients while practicing and learning throat and mouth exercises.
Given hereunder are the glimpses from 2 case studies carried out in Brazil.



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Case Study No.1: Influences of sleep apnea exercises on Moderate OSA patients
Purpose: To find out outcomes of sleep apnea exercises on patients having moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Procedure: Thirty one participants having moderate obstructive sleep apnea were taken to form two groups. The therapy group carried out sleep apnea exercises daily and the controlled group did not carry out any sleep apnea exercise.
The therapy group carried out holding and repetition exercises several times a daylight hours.
Outcomes: The therapy group (that carried out sleep apnea exercises) showed considerable decline in the sleep disorder after three months, whereas, the controlled group (that didn’t carry out any oropharyngeal exercise) did not show any considerable decline in the obstructive sleep apnea incidents.
Sum Up: “Sleep apnea exercises notably decrease the obstructive sleep apnea symptoms and severity and signify a potential cure for moderate obstructive sleep apnea.”
Case Study No.2: Influences of sleep apnea exercises on Snoring
Purpose: To find out outcomes of sleep apnea exercises on patients having mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and who snore as well.
Procedure: Thirty nine participants having mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea who also had snoring as a major issue were taken by the study group and they divided them into two groups.
The therapy group carried out sleep apnea exercises daily and the controlled group did not carry out any sleep apnea exercise.
Outcomes: The therapy group (that carried out sleep apnea exercises) showed considerable betterment in the sleep disorder and snoring after three months, whereas, the controlled group (that didn’t carry out any oropharyngeal exercise) did not show any considerable decline in the obstructive sleep apnea incidents and snoring.
Sum Up: “Sleep apnea exercises notably decrease the snoring severity and signify a potential cure for snoring.”
Without any doubt the highly noteworthy outcome that arises from these research studies was the decision that oropharyngeal exercises really function at minimizing obstructive sleep apnea incidents.
Who can benefit from oropharyngeal exercises?
The good news is that anybody having obstructive sleep apnea can get advantage from oropharyngeal exercises.
Anybody, even those who have physical disabilities can just sit easily in a chair and carry out some of these sleep apnea exercises.
The purpose of all the oropharyngeal exercises is to strengthen, open and clear the muscles of your airways. You can choose any of these exercises to strengthen any part of your respiratory system according to your needs or you may choose to attempt all of them.
Sleep Apnea Exercises can Help Patients who:
§  While sleeping take breaths with their mouths
§  Have over 16” neck size
§  Are suffering from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea due to thick or large tongue or floppy tissues of the throat
Sleep Apnea Exercises cannot Help Patients who:
§  Have a deviated septum with a crooked nasal wall.
§  Central sleep apnea (CSA) patients due to their neurological cause.
§  Are children and under 4 years of age as they require full attention of their doctor.
If you have tried:

CPAP (but you couldn’t stand sleeping with that damn mask on your face)

Losing weight (but that didn’t last very long)

Dental appliances (uncomfortable and often not effective)

Surgery (sometimes effective, but often not permanent) 




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