Sleep Apnea is where breathing stops for short periods during the night, which may terrify a significant other. With sleep apnea there is a lack of oxygen during the night which leaves you feeling exhausted all day. Additional symptoms include snoring, difficult concentrating and memory problems often connected with high blood pressure, obesity, poor diet and poor circulation.
Medical treatment usually entails using an oxygen machine with a mask. There are problems with compliance as the masks can be very uncomfortable. The oxygen machine and mask do not address the underlying causes.
From a natural perspective, sleep apnea is a fundamental breakdown of the whole body system, especially the circulatory and respiratory systems. Obesity is a common contributor that stressed both the circulatory and respiratory systems. If you are obese, start doing what it takes lose weight, and start a physical conditioning program. See 5 Keys to Successful Weight Loss.
Use natural herbal, cell salt and homeopathic remedies for sleep apnea and eliminate alcohol, tobacco, coffee, black tea, and sodas, and especially fast foods.
Herbs for Sleep Apnea
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dave’s Heart Formula – for better circulation and blood pressure health.
Dave’s Sleep Formula – to promote better sleep.
Schizandra – to promote better oxygen utilization and immune adaptation.
Cell Salts to Help with Sleep Apnea
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#9 Nat mur 6X – feels as if chest was tight, oppressed, and sighing
#11 Nat sulph 6X – chest feels empty, irritability on waking
#12 Silicea 6X – weakness with bruised sensation, throbbing sternum
Sleep Apnea Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Carbo veg – circulatory collapse, blue lips, yawning, rattling in throat.
Kali carb – worse 2-4 a.m., yawns, congested, sharp chest pains, wheezing.
Lachesis – jerking when falling asleep. Feels worse after sleep. Tosses and moans. Worse left side. Hates snakes and tight clothing.