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Sleep Apnea Exercise Training course 1

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These exercises will target muscles of the throat, neck, soft
palate and jaw. Performing these exercises properly will
strengthen these muscles and help to keep your airway open
while sleeping.
We encourage you to complete the exercises most days of the
week and follow the ‘Sample Exercise Training Plan’ at the end of
the video.

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 Lip Workout

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• Hold this position for 10 seconds.
• Repeat this 5 times.
• Now pucker your lips while trying to keep your mouth open. *don’t let your
lips touch.
• Hold this position for 5 seconds.
• Repeat this 5 more times.
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AThe “A” Vowel

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• Keep your mouth shut and make exaggerated smiles.
• Hold the smile for 5 seconds. Repeat this 10 more times.
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 Soft Palate Blowing

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your lips pressed together.
• When you exhale tighten your abdomen.
• Maintain your blowing for 5 seconds.
• Repeat this pattern at least 10 more times and repeat this exercise 4 times
daily.
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Purpose: The soft palate and uvula are elevated during this exercise. The elevation process is exercising the muscles of your throat. The Pharynx will expand and be enlarged. The respiratory system is also being trained in
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 Tongue Workout

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• Clearly, say the vowel “A” sound. Hold the sound for 5 seconds. It should
sound like “ahhh”.
• Attempt to push your tongue down and keep it there.
• Repeat this exercise at least 10 more times and 4 times a day
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 Vowel Pronunciation

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• Go through all of them, (A,E,I,O,U) and really exaggerate the movement of
your mouth.
• Observe yourself in the mirror and ensure you’re forming the vowel sounds
by stretching your mouth.
• Slowly repeat each vowel 5 times.
Please Practice this now.
Purpose: to stretch your mouth and throat muscles-and exercise your soft
palate.

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