4 Things That Make Sleep Apnea Worse


When it comes to sleep apnea, studies have estimated that more than18 million Americans suffer from this sleeping disorder. In many cases, sleep apnea isn’t diagnosed, which can negatively affect the sufferer.

How does sleep apnea affect sufferers? While sleeping, the muscles around our airways relax. Sleep apnea patients find their throats blocked during the night, causing a disruption to normal breathing during sleep. While those with more severe sleep apnea may wake up choking, people with less severe symptoms may find their airways temporarily blocked a hundred times a night without ever knowing it.

Some of the health risks surrounding untreated sleep apnea include things like stroke, heart disease, loss of memory or cognitive function, obesity, high blood pressure and more. Losing sleep can also pose risks for people in high-stress jobs or jobs that require a high level of alertness.

If you’re feeling exhausted during the day even after a full night’s rest, exploring a diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea may dramatically improve your quality of life. However, there are many factors that can worsen sleep apnea, leading to the aforementioned health risks… and sleep apnea can even contribute to premature death.

Read on to learn about four things that can worsen sleep apnea and what steps you can take to prevent them and seek effective treatment for your sleeping disorder.

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Alcohol & Medications

Those who find themselves consuming more alcohol can also see the corroboration between it and an increase in muscle relaxation. While this may not always lead to sleep apnea, those at risk may find that cutting back on alcohol consumption can lessen the symptoms or put them at a decreased risk for developing a worse case of sleep apnea.

In addition, some medications also contribute to muscle relaxation, making people more susceptible to sleep apnea. Medications like sleeping aids, painkillers and others may exacerbate sleep apnea symptoms. Those suffering will be less likely to rouse from sleep, even if their symptoms get worse.

Weight Gain & Obesity

Obesity is one of the leading causes of sleep apnea. Heavier individuals can find that added weight, especially around the neck, can lead to obstructed airways during sleep. Sleep apnea is much more common in overweight people, and recent research shows each 10% weight gain is associated with a 60% increased risk increase. 

Unfortunately, sleep apnea sometimes also leads to weight gain that can worsen the condition. People who suffer undiagnosed and untreated may experience a hormonal imbalance that leads to the consumption of more unhealthy foods. A good night’s sleep can contribute positively to weight loss and normal appetite; but treating sleep apnea properly is not linked to dramatic weight loss. For those suffering, seeking treatment may help prevent more serious health issues linked to obesity in the future.

Sleep Position & Deprivation

The position in which you sleep can also lead to an increase in sleep apnea symptoms. People who sleep on their backs may find their symptoms worsening, as more pressure is put on their airways (leading to more blockage during the night.) Studies have found that side-sleepers may experience fewer symptoms. Finding an effective treatment for sleep apnea can help ensure comfortable sleep regardless of your preferred position.

In addition, sleep deprivation can be another factor. Sleep apnea tends to get worse during your deepest sleep cycles, and symptoms of the disorder will disrupt what may have been a good night’s rest. Without treatment, finding REM sleep may become more difficult and lead to more problems down the road.

Other Existing Medical Problems

Unfortunately, basic anatomy may be a factor in sleep apnea symptoms. People with larger tonsils or a deviated septum may find themselves at a higher risk for sleep apnea. Additionally, adults with diabetes or high blood pressure may also have an increased risk. Treating these issues, along with finding a sleep apnea treatment, should ensure a higher quality night’s sleep going forward.

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Answers to customer's frequently asked questions

Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.

We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.

We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.

You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.

Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.

Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine

We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines. 

If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at sales@monthlycpapclub.com.  Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use. 

We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.

In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.

Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at sales@monthlycpapclub.com or submit a request online.

Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.

We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.

When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.

We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.

The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.

The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.

We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.

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