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
How to Breastfeed Keeping Sleepy Babies Awake for Breastfeeding
In this clip I am going to show you how tokeep a sleepy baby awake and actively breastfeeding. One of the most common complaints from newmothers with their newborns is that the baby just simply can't stay awake during the feeding.New babies are very very sleepy and they sleep a lot. So here are some techniques to keepthat baby awake. One of the things you can do we call it The Chicken Arm is just liftup the baby's arm and play with it a little bit until they start suckling again. Anotherthing you can do is play with the baby's cheek like so. Sometimes you can blow on the baby,you can tickle their feet, lift their leg up. If the baby simply won't wake up, if youhave the baby swaddled, unswaddle the baby
and then also take the baby's clothes out.If it's cool out you might want to just open the feet up off their little Onesie and taketheir feet out and cool them off this way. Sometimes for some babies you need to getthem just down to their diaper and maybe throw a little blanket over them. One other thingthat you can do is pick the baby up and say mommy loves you wake up it's time to feed,give them a little kiss, give them a little burping, see if that wakes them up and thenonce their awake you can lay them back down to feed. Another trick that we use is to takea wet washcloth and just wet the baby's face a little bit and blow. So it's a little bitcool and wakes the baby up. Basically what
you want to do is be lovingly annoying justto keep that baby constantly nursing for the feed. Chicken arm, tickle the feet, blow onthe face, and tickle the chin.
Acid Reflux In Infants Home Remedies for Acid Reflux in Babies
Home Remedies for Acid Reflux in Babies1. Sleeping Adjustments Babies with acid reflux often have difficultysleeping. In fact, an incorrect sleeping position aswell as timing can worsen their condition and make them fussier. Keep the head of your babyï¿½s crib, bassinetor bed elevated by about 30 degrees with the help of some towels. When your babyï¿½s upper body is elevated,gravity does its work and prevents the stomach
contents from reverting back into the esophagus. sleep adjustments to reduce acid reflux You can even try to make your baby sleep ontheir back or left side to help clear acid from the esophagus. Never feed your baby while he or she is ina sleeping position. It is always better to have your baby situpright on your lap while nursing, and donï¿½t lay your baby down immediately after feeding. Hold your baby upright for at least 30 minutesafter feeding.
2. Massage Therapy Regular massage helps improve functioningof the respiratory and digestive systems in babies. Massage stimulates the vagus nerve, the nervein the brain that controls various regions of the respiratory and digestive systems. It even helps the body develop more quicklyso that each and every body part starts operating more effectively sooner.
massage therapy for babies A 2014 study published in Biological Researchfor Nursing reports that massage helps reduce symptoms in infants suffering from GERD. Massage even helps improve cognitive ability,reduce crying and aid sleeping. Put your baby in a lying position. Apply some warm olive or coconut oil on yourbabyï¿½s stomach. Gently massage the stomach in a clockwisedirection for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, massage the back gently for 2 minutes.
Finally, massage the hands and legs with long,firm strokes. Repeat 2 or 3 times daily. 3. Some Exercise To help babies deal with the symptoms of acidreflux, you must try some basic movement exercises. Exercise will help improve digestion. However, it is important to note that youshould not feed your baby until about 30 minutes after exercise and never feed immediatelybefore an exercise session.
bicycling exercise for baby acid reflux Exercises that target gas and bloating, suchas bicycle legs or kneepushing exercises, are some of the best options to try. Put your baby in a lying position. Hold the legs in a halfbent position withyour hands. Gently begin to move your babyï¿½s legs asif he or she was riding a bicycle. Do it for 10 minutes, several times a day. 4.