Breathing breaks during sleep arise frequently from lying in certain positions, and especially when lying on the back (supine position). In easy cases, simply shifting from the supine sleeping position can yield improvement. The number of breathing breaks easily decrease.
Raising the head by sleeping with 3-4 pillows does not lead to a crucial improvement with more pronounced forms of obstructive sleep apnea. Using tennis balls to regulate the sleeping position is generally not a promising method, either.