Two different types of sleep apnea
If you are suffering from a sleep disorder it is likely that you may be suffering from one of the two main types of sleep apnea.
Resolving the problem
Medical research has found that patients who suffer from bruxism, which involves excessive teeth grinding, are statistically more likely to also suffer from sleep apnea.
Losing excessive weight and taking at least 30 minutes of exercise each day can both help to relieve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. There are certainly cases where patients have actually been cured of their sleeping disorder simply by returning to a health weight.
It may also be worthwhile trying out a different sleeping position to see if that makes a difference to your sleep apnea.
A fair number of alternative medicines are yet to be fully studied to determine their effectiveness in dealing with a sleeping disorder. You could try an alternative therapy such as acupuncture but this should be in addition to and not as a replacement for the standard treatments prescribed.