How should I sleep if I have sleep apnea?

I have mild sleep apnea, so mild that I don't need to use a machine yet. However, I was wondering how I should sleep on my back, on my side, on my stomach in order to reduce my symptoms at night. And why should I sleep that way?

Doctors Answers (2)

Richard L. Jacobson, D.M.D., M.S.
Answered on: 3/17/2014

Consider using a simple MPA. See my website and feel free to call us.

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 3/14/2014

Sleep apnea is typically worse when lying on your back. Consider sleeping on your sides. Be certain to monitor your condition, and start treatment whenever you do qualify for a CPAP machine.