Here you can read about sleep apnea treatments offered by alternative medicine. Each time we learn of a new sleep apnea remedy or solution, we'll add it here.
Sleep apnea is defined as "a form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which causes the airway to collapse partially or fully."
An Australian study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that nearly 73 percent of sleep apnea patients had significant symptoms of depression. Of those using CPAP (see below) 96% saw significant improvements in their symptoms.
If you have sleep apnea and also depression, including suicidal thoughts, you really need to read this whole article, titled "Using CPAP Reduces Symptoms of Depression in Those With Sleep Apnea."
Here are some sleep apnea remedies (including CPAP) to address the problems that occur when you stop breathing sporadically during your sleep:
Before reading any further,
see our medical disclaimer.
The CPAP mask is the most effective sleep apnea solution, but if you can’t sleep with the mask on, you might consider:
Source: Reader’s Digest, December 2006.
Reader's Digest sources:
Barry Krakow, MD, Medical Director, Sleep and Human Health Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico; John Stradling, MD, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Oxford University, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK; Anjali Hasija, LAC, Satori Holistic Center and Spa, New York, NY; Jeffrey Schonberg, MD, Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, Chicago, IL.
"Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
A number of studies have linked prayer to healing, and although the results have been inconclusive, what could it hurt to talk to the omnipotent creator of the universe? A prayer for healing might go something like this:
"Dear Lord, please hear me now as I pray for your help with (name your problem). I pray you’ll cleanse my body and heal me completely. In Jesus’ name I pray; Amen."
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