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What are different home remedies for Sleep Apnea? – Part 1

• The term “apnea”, means without breath.
• Sleep apnea is a disorder that is characterized by pausing or stopping breath during sleep.
• Sleep apnea is not a mild sleep disorder.
• It is to be taken seriously because when there are longer pauses between the breaths taken, it could lead to fatal consequences.
• Each time that there is a pause in breathing, it spans from ten to twenty seconds.
• Sleep Apnea takes place due to adequate air being unable to flow into the lungs through the nose or mouth as you try to breathe regularly.
• This creates a problem in the breathing activity.
• There are two classified types of sleep apnea.
• Central sleep apnea refers to a lack of effort in breathing on a regular basis.
• Obstructive sleep apnea refers to a physical block in the regular breathing patterns despite effort.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

• gasping or choking for breath.
• dry or parched throat when you awake.
• memory problems.
• depression.
• morning headaches.
• mood swings.
• higher levels of irritation.
• poor quality of sleep.
• inability to concentrate for a long period of time.
• loud and chronic snoring.
• choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep.
• long pauses in breathing.
• daytime sleepiness, no matter how much time you spend in bed.

Other common signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include:

• Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat.
• Morning headaches.
• Restless or fitful sleep.
• Insomnia or nighttime awakenings.
• Going to the bathroom frequently during the night.
• Waking up feeling out of breath.
• Forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating.
• Moodiness, irritability, or depression.

Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea

• Quit smoking.
• Avoid alcohol.
• Avoid the consumption of sleeping pills.
• Change the position in which you sleep in order to ensure regular breathing.
• Tie a ball in socks and then tie it across your waist so that you will change your position regularly.
• Avoid sleeping on your back and try to sleep laterally.
• Conduct a diagnostic test known as a polyscomnography.
• This test will measure and also record the number of physiologic variables that take place during the time that you are asleep.

Sleep Apnea Treatment using Thiamine
• Thiamine or vitamin B is of special significance in treating Sleep Apnea.
• It is vital for strong, healthy nerves.
• A body starved of thiamine over a long period cannot relax and fall asleep naturally.
Valuable sources of this vitamin are:
– wholegrain cereals
– pulses
– nuts

Sleep Apnea Treatment using Lettuce
• Lettuce is beneficial in the treatment of Sleep Apnea.
• It contains a sleep-inducing substance, called ‘lectucarium’.
• The juice of this plant has the sedative action of opium but without the accompanying excitement.
• Lettuce seeds taken in a decoction are also useful in Sleep Apnea.
• One tablespoon of seeds should be boiled in half a liter of water, till it is reduced by one-third.

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