Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Hey, guys. Axe, here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to go through a sevenstepprocess on how to overcome sleep apnea. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia,just trouble sleeping at night, these tips are going to help you big time. The number one thing you've got to start doingif you want to overcome sleep apnea is look at your diet. Now, sometimes sleep apnea canbe related to weight gain. It can be related to inflammation in different areas of yourbody. But if you can follow these dietary tips, it's going to help tremendously.
The first thing you want to do is you reallywant to focus on supporting your metabolism. You want to focus on getting three thingsevery single meal: good quality protein, healthy fat, and fiber, those three things. Most peoplewith sleep apnea, most people tend to consume too many carbohydrates and too much sugar,which can actually affect your insulin levels and your metabolism, which causes sleep apnea.So again, healthy protein, such as bone broth protein, organic chicken and turkey, wildcaughtfish, grassfed beef, getting good quality protein is important. Number two, fiber, getting more vegetablesand fruits in your diet and wholesprouted
grains, such as brown rice, that's where youwant to get your fiber. The healthy fats, things like coconut oil, olive oil, organicnuts and seeds, those are some ways to get some good healthy fat in your diet. So again,focus on a healthy diet, a diet that's antiinflammatory and that helps balance out insulin levelsis going to be big when it comes to beating sleep apnea. Number two, there are certain things you wantto avoid. If you have sleep apnea, you want to avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, smoking,and also you need to be aware of sedatives. If you're taking sedatives on a regular basis,that can really cause sleep apnea. Stay away
from those things. If you're saying to yourself,quot;Well, I'm still going to do caffeine and alcohol,quot; then what I would do is not do coffee.I would just do a little bit of tea, like a green tea during the day. So again, just tone it down some. The otherthing I would do is, if you're drinking alcohol, limit it to one glass. When you start doingmore than one glass, more than one beer, more than one glass of alcohol, that's really goingto affect your sleep cycle. And no more than two days a week. Again, bring the alcoholdown, because that will absolutely cause sleep apnea.
The number three tip is to treat acid reflux.Many people with sleep apnea have heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux, or some type of digestiveissue that's causing their sleep apnea. Now, the way to overcome that is to follow thesedietary tips. You want to eat smaller meals, so you don't want to overeat, and get moreorganic meat, vegetables, and fruits. You've got to be careful overconsuming thegrains, the pastas, the breads, the chips. All of those things will really cause acidreflux and sleep apnea. Also, supplementing with digestive enzymes, probiotics, and applecider vinegar. So probiotics, enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, all of those can helpin the natural treatment of acid reflux and
reduce sleep apnea. The number four thing you want to considerdoing to beat sleep apnea is getting a humidifier in your bedroom. Oftentimes, it's the humidityor being too dry in the bedroom that actually causes sleep apnea. So look into getting ahumidifier and sometimes an air purifier. So a humidifier, an air purifier, those thingscan actually help support your body and you breathing better and overcoming sleep apnea. Number five is your sleeping position. Manypeople with sleep apnea sleep on their back. Some of them sleep on their stomach. You wantto sleep on your side. What you want to do
The Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea
hi everyone thanks for tuning in to eZeLiving you know a couple of webisodes ago Istarted a conversation with you on the subject of sleep apnea I experienced the symptoms but Idecided to do the research and then I checked in withBR Medical Suites with Marc Mueller and we had aconversation on this subject and here's what he had to say a lot of people don't know the difference between snoring and sleep apnea
which is why I'm here Mueller what should I be concerned aboutélook, i mean your sleep is disturbed obviously and that is already not such agood sign so if you wake up at night it's alreadya sign of sleep apnea why is that soé it is actually thedifference is snoring makes just a sound like (.) however sleep apnea is like this (.)and then you stop for a couple of seconds and then you do this (.)
take a deep breath and you fall into silent sleep maybe again maybe some periods of snoring and then it repeats again now you need to know a little bit more about sleep during sleep you are not always in the same sleep level you're going stepbystepdown to level 4 and to REM sleep level and then again to sleep level 1and the whole thing repeats
every one and a half hours throughout the night. And there's acertain cycle that we should have it is called sleep architecture that should look all very nice you know but if you are going to a sleep level, let's say sleep level 3 where you're completely paralyzed andyou stop breathing you will come into a situation
the situation is you have no oxygen yourcarbon dioxide levels go high your heart starts beating like crazyall your systems are in an alarm stageyour cortisol levels go up and then at a certain stageyour alarm bells in your brain ring and wake you up to a higher sleep level usually we are asking for something called Epworth Sleepiness Scalethere are questions like do you fall asleep when you do your office worké
when you do some reading when you haveto read a paper or soé or do you even fall asleep when you arein a conferenceé I've had patients that fell asleep duringa conference it's really embarrassing but they fell asleep in a board meeting or if you are a driver many many truck drivers have this problemthey fall asleep at the steering wheel there are tutorials that show accidentsthat happen from that