Sleep Apnea Cures
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Sleep Apnea Cures
Are you aware that sleep apnea cures exist, which can eliminate sleeping in a cumbersome mask? ... particularly if you have mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The majority of people who use the *Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine aka CPAP positively hate them!

Let's start with life style changes you can make immediately to enhance your quality of sleep.

Lifestyle Changes
Getting a handle on sleep apnea is all about incorporating ways to keep your airway open all night long.

Dental devices have shown to be effective.



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Back-sleepers might try sleeping on their side. Most sleep apnea and/or snoring is caused by sleeping on the back, because the jaw and tongue relax and close off the air passages.

Special neck pillows are available that encourage side sleeping, also known as positional therapy.

Overcoming obesity is one of the best sleep apnea cures. Investigate healthy ways to eat, such as The Mediterranean Diet Plan. Fad diets aren't recommended because quick weight loss doesn't stay off. Start a simple exercise plan, like walking. Losing as few as 10 pounds can make a difference in quality of sleep.

Natural Cures for Sleep Apnea
Many people are turning to holistic medicine, which sets up conditions for the body to put its natural healing mechanisms into play. Acupuncture is lesser-known than most sleep apnea cures.

The acupuncturist presses pressure points on the body to determine hot spots, which indicate energy blockages. Each pressure point pertains to specific health issues. After assessing, the practitioner inserts tiny needles into the offending points in order to re-balance body energy.

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Vervain is a flower remedy for sleep apnea. It is a calming essence that assists in problem solving in all areas of life. Although no one is positive how flower remedies work, researchers believe that they release neurochemicals in the brain that strengthen the body's innate ability to heal itself.

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Instead of prescription sleeping medications, for a natural sedative, try herbal lemon balm.

The following are other herbs that make an effective, calming, non-alcoholic "night cap":
• Valerian Root**
• Cat Nip**
• Chamomile
• Passion Flower
• Linden Flower (Tilia)
• Hops

**One of my favorite deep sleep tea recipes, especially if you also have insomnia, is made by pouring a 1/2 cup of boiling water over 1/2 teaspoons each of Valerian Root and Cat Nip that has been put into a tea cup or mug. Steep for 3-4 minutes. (Using just 1/2 cup of water helps to reduce night time bathroom breaks and doesn't interfere with the tea's effectiveness.) Use a tea strainer or sieve. If needed, add some honey as a sweetener ... but don't overdo it as sugar is a stimulant. Cutting back on your sugar intake is good at anytime; however, it's a must before your bedtime.

Therapies
Didgeridoos originated with the aborigines in Australia. Another of the holistic cures for sleep apnea is playing the Didgeridoo that concentrates on exercising upper-airway muscles via belly-breathing. North Americans do not generally breathe in a proper manner. One does circular breathing (breathing in deeply through the nose and out through the mouth), when playing the Didgeridoo. The muscles that cause snoring are strengthened.

Those who aren't comfortable learning to play the Didgeridoo might look into singing therapy or smiling therapy, which serve a similar purpose.

Surgeries
Invasive procedures such as throat or nasal surgery may be warranted in some instances when seeking cures for sleep apnea. Various throat surgeries that open the airway include: removal of airway blockage, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy or repositioning the tongue.

Cures for sleep apnea also include nasal surgery by removing bony or infected sinus tissue or correcting deviated nasal septum.

ImThera Medical, Inc. has developed a neurostimulation device that is patent pending for sleep apnea cures. It does involve minor surgery to implant the neurostimulator. The device is designed to serve as an option to the CPAP for non-compliant patients. It stimulates key muscles in the tongue to maintain open airways. As of 2011, it is not available in the US.

Sleep Apena Cures
Sleep apena cures are important, because when the throat closes during sleep, breathing is stopped anywhere from ten seconds up to three minutes. Apnea is a serious condition, which could lead to serious health issues. Be sure to check with your health care professional for testing if you are experiencing any obstructive sleep apnea signs.

Taking immediate charge of your obstructive sleep apnea is critical as serious and debilitating health issues can result. You can start by going to Effects of Sleep Apnea from Sleep Apnea Cures

For help in overcoming other troubling sleep issues: Go to my Sleep Disorders Blog from Sleep Apnea Cures

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