How compression stockings help with sleep apnea

How compression stockings help with sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a common yet troublesome sleep disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep. This condition can lead to fatigue and health issues. Fortunately, there are several solutions available to treat sleep apnea. In this article, we discuss what sleep apnea is, its symptoms, diagnosis methods, and how our compression stockings can assist in the treatment of sleep apnea.


  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Solutions
  • Compression stockings for sleep apnea

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

The symptoms of sleep apnea can range from mild to severe and affect both sleep quality and overall health. Here is an overview of the most common symptoms:

  • (Loud) snoring.
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep (often noticed by the partner).
  • Severe daytime fatigue.
  • Difficulty concentrating and forgetfulness.
  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Dry throat or headaches upon waking.

It is advisable to take these symptoms seriously and seek medical help when they occur.

Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

The diagnosis of sleep apnea is typically made by a sleep specialist after a thorough examination and/or sleep study (polysomnography). During this study, various parameters are measured, including breathing, oxygen levels, and brain activity.

Solutions for Sleep Apnea

Fortunately, there are various treatment options available to manage sleep apnea and alleviate symptoms. Here is an overview of the most common treatments for sleep apnea.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy

This is a form of therapy in which a machine delivers air into the airways to keep them open. This prevents pauses in breathing and is often considered highly effective.

Oral Appliances

Specially designed devices that can adjust the position of the jaw and tongue to keep the airways open.


Surgery may be considered to correct structural issues in the airways.

Compression Therapy

Compression stockings, such as those from STOX Energy Socks, are designed to improve blood circulation and reduce swelling.

It is important to consult with a physician to determine the most suitable treatment option. When applied correctly, these solutions can help reduce the effects of sleep apnea and restore restful sleep.

Compression stockings against sleep apnea

Compression stockings from STOX Energy Socks play a complementary role in the treatment of sleep apnea. These stockings were originally designed to improve blood circulation in the legs, but their benefits extend further.

Wearing the compression stockings stimulates blood circulation in the body. This promotes oxygen supply to parts of the body, including the airways.

Although wearing compression stockings is not a standalone treatment for sleep apnoea, compression stockings can be a good addition to the treatment of this annoying condition.

However, we do advise against wearing the socks while sleeping at all times, unless otherwise advised by a doctor.