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
3Step Guide To Detox Your Adrenal Glands plus 3 recipes Saturday Strategy
What is the role of the Adrenal glandsé Soyou probably heard of the endocrine system but if not, let me explain. I'm going toget a little personal here for a minute. So, bear with me. About five years ago beforeI began my transformation, I was stressed. I was always a positive, happy guy but myhabits were pretty bad. I relied on caffeine to keep me awake and I skipped on my sleepto stay out all night with my friends. Maybe some of you can actually relate to this. Iwas completely exhausted, coupled that with the job that I didn't really cared for.Working at a cubicle, caused me to store an excess 40 pounds of body fat. Not to mentionthe toll that it took on my adrenal and my
hormonal health, both, which are controlledby my endocrine system. So, why is that importanté And why should you careé The adrenals areround disc shapes on top of your kidneys, righté We talked about kidneys last week onanother Saturday Strategy. They are all part of your endocrine system. And although mostpeople don't know much about how they work, your adrenal glands are incredibly importantfor your vitality and your overall wellness. Have you heard of the hormones adrenalin,cortisol, estrogen, testosteroneé You've heard of those, righté Okay, good. I justwant to make sure you're hearing this. Hormones affect every single function and organ inour entire body. That's right. The adrenal
glands play an essential role in how yourbody responds to stress. With so many people suffering from chronic stress these days,it's no wonder our adrenals are taking a real serious toll. It is estimated that over80% of the people around the world are suffering from adrenal fatigue. Now a lot of peopleexperience the following symptoms on a daily basis. And you could be experiencing thesesymptoms right now. So let's break it down. You got fatigue, apathy, the need for excessivesleep. You know, maybe you just woke up from an eighthour sleep and you feel like yougot to go back to bedé Yeah. Your adrenals are probably a little fatigued. And that'swhy I wanted to make this adrenal detox Saturday
Strategy, just for you today. The processthat I use for cleansing my adrenal glands is fairly simple. But it takes commitmentto this true lifestyle change, and not just a temporary regimen. Ain't nobody got timefor temporary regimens. There are a few things that you can do in the short term to boostadrenal health and get you going down the right path. Number one, near infrared sauna.My friend Wilson is an expert in adrenal health. And he recommends infrared sauna useas the central part of detoxification and adrenal healing. Infrared saunas, what theydo, depending on if it's near, far or infrared, I use all three, is it actually penetratesinside while stimulating the mitochondrial
health and promoting you to add more energyon the cellular level of the mitochondria. Alrighté Number two is whole food supplements.And what I mean by using real food supplements is making sure they can be found in nature.There are certain supplements that can help regulate the benefits of your adrenal glandsand should be part of your wellness regimen. Numero uno is ashwagandha, one of the mostpowerful actigenic herbs. Ashwagandha is actually in Organifi too. So if you want to lower yourstress, bring it back to homeostasis, many medical studies have shown that ashwagandhahas this impressive, this uncanny ability to improve cortisol. Fish oil is one of thegreatest things as well because when you get
enough Omega 3 fatty acids for the adrenalglands, they respond better to mental stress. Holy basil is absolutely amazing to improvecortisol. It actually improves immune function and aids in getting good sleep as well. Threeis your sleep schedule. We got to work on your circadian rhythm. And what I mean bythat is this earth has an electromagnetic field that covers the earth in about 10PMevery night. So making sure you're in bed by 10, 10:30, and resting up until 6,7 o'clockin the morning is the ideal to reset your adrenals. Alright, so I wanted to share toyou a recipe that I use to help reset my adrenal glands and promote my overall wellness, myvitality, and make me feel really good. What
The Chicken or The Egg Poor Sleep and ADHD
Kids with ADHD often have trouble sleeping.But which came first â€” the sleep problems or the medications used to treat ADHDé A new study found that stimulant medicationsused to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may cause kids to have troublefalling and staying asleep. The most common type of medication used to treat ADHD arestimulants, which work by influencing the availability of certain chemicals in the brain.For this study, a team of researchers looked at nine studies on sleep in children and teenswith ADHD. Although these studies had conflicting results, these researchers found that stimulantmedications led to longer sleep delays, worse
sleep quality and shorter sleep duration overall.In other words, children and teens generally tended to sleep worse when they took stimulants.However, as stimulants were taken for longer periods of time, sleep quality became lesspoor. In other words, the children seemed to adjust to the medication over time. Thestudy team concluded by recommending that pediatricians carefully watch for sleep problemsand monitor medications to promote optimal sleep in children with ADHD.