How to Cure Sleep Apnea: 4 Non-CPAP Remedies

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. This article focuses on how to cure sleep apnea using non-CPAP remedies.

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Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder.

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Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But because of the discomfort of wearing the device, 20 to 50 percent of those who try it cannot tolerate this sleep apnea cure. Fortunately there are alternative ways for how to cure sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder, affecting 3 percent to 7 percent of the population. In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway narrows and/or collapses, and individuals stop breathing for brief, repeated periods throughout the night. This causes reductions in the body’s oxygen levels and disrupts normal sleep cycles. People with sleep apnea usually snore loudly and partners may witness “apnea” episodes which often interrupt the snoring and end with a snort.

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Excessive daytime sleepiness is not as significant as the sleep apnea symptoms of low energy and fatigue. The constant sleep disruptions and lack of oxygen throughout the night are what cause such daytime sleep apnea symptoms as feeling tired all the time.

While “excessive daytime sleepiness” is the most common of the sleep apnea symptoms studied by researchers, it is not necessarily as significant as the general lack of energy and fatigue. When sleep apnea patients were asked to choose their most significant symptom in one study, 40 percent of patients chose lack of energy, compared with 22 percent for sleepiness.[1] So this means one of the best ways you can detect if you have true sleep apnea is to assess your level of energy during waking hours.

Other daytime sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Morning headaches
  • Dry or sore throat
  • Decreased short term memory
  • Decreased concentration
  • Morning confusion, personality and mood changes
  • Depression, anxiety, and irritability
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Impotence
  • Decreased libido
  • Falling asleep while driving

These problems, combined with lack of daytime energy, puts sleep apnea sufferers at a significantly higher risk of having difficulties at work or school and of having a motor vehicle accident.[2]

Sleep Apnea Can Increase the Risk for Serious Diseases

Being tired would be bad enough, but sadly there is a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnea directly increases your risk for having high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, and stroke. Untreated sleep apnea is also associated with increases in insulin resistance, GERD, cognitive difficulties, and overall risk of death.

An overnight sleep apnea test, called polysomnography, is required to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. This recording of sleep and breathing usually involves in-laboratory measurement of brain waves and arousals, eye movements, chin movements, airflow, respiratory effort, oxygen levels, electrocardiographic (ECG) tracings, body position, snoring, and leg movements.

CPAP: Solution or Problem?

The most common and effective conventional treatment for obstructive sleep apnea symptoms is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which provides a steady stream of air through a mask that is worn during sleep. This airflow keeps the airway open to prevent pauses in breathing and restore normal oxygen levels. Patients will often report feeling dramatically better after beginning treatment.

Studies show that treatment with CPAP reduces excessive daytime fatigue, and increases energy. A randomized controlled trial in 2011 specifically looked at fatigue and found that three weeks of CPAP therapy significantly reduced fatigue scores to the point that participants were no longer suffering from clinically significant levels of fatigue after the three-week intervention period. Self-reported energy levels also increased significantly.[3]

Some individuals simply cannot tolerate CPAP as a sleep apnea treatment option because of nasal congestion and the pressure felt because of the high flow of air created by the device. Other conventional sleep apnea solutions include surgery or a sleep apnea mouth guard, known as “mandibular advancement devices” or splints.

Oral appliances, which hold the mandible in a protruded position during sleep, are increasingly used for mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms, as well as in more severe patients who are unable to tolerate or refuse CPAP. Although oral devices generally do not work as well as CPAP in reducing the actual number of episodes and increasing oxygen, they do help with sleep apnea symptoms and increase energy in sleep apnea patients. Studies have found that overall improvements and outcomes seem comparable with both types of treatment.[4,5]

How to Cure Sleep Apnea for Those Who Cannot Tolerate the CPAP

If you think you might have sleep apnea, it is imperative that you get diagnosed and treated, given the severe health risks associated with this disorder. If you’re already being treated for your sleep apnea but are still fatigued, you’re not alone. Additional sleep apnea remedies are available. Here are four sleep apnea cures without CPAP:

1. Healthy Diet and Exercise

Natural remedies for sleep apnea symptoms center on healthy foods, exercise, and weight loss (if needed). Studies show individuals with sleep apnea who have obesity may no longer require CPAP when they lose weight, and may even experience a total cure of their sleep apnea and fatigue.[6,7] In one study, for instance, a 12-week weight-loss program based on diet and exercise was shown to significantly decrease daytime sleepiness and fatigue in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.[8] (Read about green tea for weight loss here.)

Exercising four times a week by doing something moderately aerobic for about 40 minutes, following by some weight training two days a week, also has been shown to significantly improve sleep apnea and the feeling of being tired all the time, even if you do not lose weight.[9]

2. Antioxidant Supplements

Aside from diet and exercise, natural remedies for sleep apnea should focus on increasing antioxidant capacity. Why? Sleep apnea is associated with oxidative stress, the excessive build-up of free radicals. It is also associated with decreased antioxidant capacity (ability of the body to counter oxidative stress) and decreased blood levels of various antioxidants, such as vitamin E and carotenoids (such as beta-carotene).[11]

The excessive oxidative stress associated with sleep apnea then leads to what is known as “endothelial dysfunction,” in which the blood vessels do not properly relax and contract. Endothelial dysfunction is the primary mechanism causing atherosclerosis, heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Various types of antioxidant supplements have been researched as treatments and found to be beneficial as natural remedies for sleep apnea.

The three most researched antioxidants are vitamins C and E, and the compound n-acetyl-cysteine (NAC).[12,13] Taking an antioxidant formula containing these compounds along with mixed carotenoids may be beneficial.

3. DHA

Another supplement that may be helpful for those with sleep apnea symptoms is an omega-3, such as fish oil especially one which has been formulated to by highly concentrated in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA.

Low omega-three levels, especially DHA levels, are related to more severe sleep apnea (higher apnea-hypopnea indices). Omega-3 fats are one of the top natural remedies for sleep apnea because they protect cells against stress; sleep apnea causes long-term oxidative stress and puts severe demands on the body which is thought to deplete the omega-three levels.[10]

Taking an omega-3 fish oil with concentrated levels of DHA may improve sleep apnea symptoms while improving your cardiovascular health.

4. Vitamin D

One last vitamin is worth mentioning when it comes to natural remedies for sleep apnea symptoms. Vitamin D levels have been found to be lower in patients with sleep apnea compared to those without the disorder.[14]

Vitamin D deficiency has been found to be particularly prevalent in those sleep apnea patients who also have issues with blood sugar and insulin regulation, including those with diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.[14,15] The more severe the sleep apnea symptoms and blood sugar dysregulation, the lower the vitamin D levels.

Treatment with vitamin D may help ameliorate the blood sugar disturbances and inflammation associated with insulin resistance in sleep apnea patients. Even if you do not have poor blood sugar metabolism, it is strongly recommended that you make sure your vitamin D levels are optimal by taking at least 2000 IU of vitamin D daily and having your blood levels checked yearly. This is because vitamin D deficiency is so common and linked to so many sleep apnea symptoms, including mood disturbances and muscle pain. Many patients report relief from feeling so tired all the time when their vitamin D levels are optimally treated.

Sleep apnea is just one of many possible underlying causes of fatigue. To learn more natural remedies for beating fatigue, view our resources on the topic.

Share Your Experience on How to Cure Sleep Apnea

If you’ve managed to stop sleep apnea, what has worked for you? Give us your experience with sleep apnea solutions, especially if you’re one of those who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine. Are there any natural sleep apnea home remedies that you currently use? What natural sleep apnea cures have worked for you? Is there some device that helps prevent or reduce your symptoms? Share with others in the “Comments” section below so they can begin to cure sleep apnea and start feeling better too.


[1] Chest. 2000 Aug;118(2):372-9.
[2] Prog Brain Res. 2011;190:53-68.
[3] Sleep. 2011 January 1; 34(1): 121–126.
[4] Sleep Breath. 2007 March; 11(1): 1–22.
[5] Chest. 2011 Dec;140(6):1511-6.
[6] BMJ 2011;342:d3017.
[7] Endocrine. 2012 Jun;41(3):518-25.

 

This article was originally published in 2013 and is regularly updated.

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Comments
  • David R.

    I went to the cleaners and had the seamstress make a cervical collar that fit against both my chin and my chest so that it resisted me opining my mouth during the night. It is about an inch thick, pliable with a depression made in it to hold my chin in place. It had Velcro on it and was attached around my neck to hold it in place. It works very good.
    I also started a neck stretching program, specifically, neck extension, which will stretch out the muscles that have been getting tight in front of my neck that have created this problem in the first place.
    Lastly, I try to avoid sleeping fully on my back and so sleep a little on my side and add a little pillow to flex my neck some so the muscles in the front of my neck aren’t pulling my tongue backwards into my throat influencing my breathing. It is alot but all work very well together.
    Blessings,
    David

  • Been using a cpap for 16 years. For those who can not tolerate them – tolerate them! They work. It may take several types of masks or pillows to find one that is best. It’s better than suffering a dibilating stroke just because you don’t want to adjust. Everyone can adapt to virtually anything. It’s an attitude thing.

  • Charles B.

    My OSA is diagnosed as moderate with a very small bit of CSA. I wear my mask every night and often for my afternoon nap–especially if no one else is home. I have had around a half dozen combinations of masks and machines; the current one seems best. Two things. The new combinations still frequently wakes me with heavy blowing. That–I assume is a sign it is doing its job–cuts into my sleeping, adding to the frequently waking with PBH (even recently helped by a TURP procedure). I have had periods of time using a “positional pillow” with uneven results. I regularly have a night reported by my machine as an average of zero to three leaks per night. With no obvious connection I still am reported with seven to eighteen apneaic events or episodes per hour. There seems to be nothing I can do to improve the sleep interruptions or episodes. My sleep physician (a neurologist by basic training with extensive additional training in sleep management) is leaning toward a dental device that appears to cost upwards of a half thousand dollars and appears not to be covered by my insurance (Medicare with Tricare for Life). Although the lack of credible results seem not to be as bad as the even more drastic surgery, there is little likelihood of significant results. I continue to look for solutions since my sleep manager together with my primary cardiologist are convinced that OSA is primary cause of my worsening pulmonary hypertension.

  • Charles B.

    Since no reply seems to be coming soon, will I be notified by email when a reply has been posted?

  • I have Severe Complex Sleep Apnea. Unfortunately the computer results of the computer monitor of my sleep came to 40 sleep apnea events per hour with the Apap machine. No leaks detected. Machine was set to 17 to 21 bileval I have both Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Central Sleep Apnea. Another Doctor had look at my sleep studies and stated that I only have 18 obstructive Sleep Apnea along with 40 central sleep Apnea attacks. I was told that a trach would get rid of sleep apnea. So I got one. I ended up coughing violently I cough out my trach. That treatment did me no good! I was told that even a jaw extension would fail. I hope to fine an alternative treatment to the Apap machine.

  • Teanna B.

    I just did a sleep study, after bugging my doc because I have had fatigue etc for a long time. The in home study (a small bit of electronics velcroed to oneself) showed moderate sleep apnea. So off I went to the sleep clinic.

    …AUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    The night clinic staff was very patient and kind. (also they sounded a bit like Dracula, because they were, in fact, from that part of the world…hmmmm). Even when I destroyed the TV by pushing the wrong buttons while pointing the remote at Antarctica or something…

    I started with the nose pillow thing. I could not sleep. I tossed, i turned, I threw covers around, I demonstrated Serious Twitchy Leg Syndrome. I turned the TV off…on….off… on… what was that about sasquatching???

    I finally threw the damn pillow from hell thing off and summoned the Nice Lady who tried some other masks… all progressively more impossible and claustrophobic.

    I will mention that I got an advanced open water scuba certification and did most of my diving in cold murky water in wetsuits (putting one on is precisely like wrestling a giant quid from the inside). I learned to deal with the strangling wetsuit, the choking BC and the heavy gear for that half hour I was in the water (once underwater, everything lightens and floats).

    No such possibility for the CPAP.

    I will point out Elaine Aron PhD’s book The Highly Sensitive Person; 15 – 20% of the population has these characteristics (including many animals). I can tick off every characteristic on her list. Sleeping with a thing obstructing your nose/mouth, a hose tangling and strangling you, straps squashing your face and head, and I CANNOT STAND ANYTHING ON THE BRIDGE ON MY NOSE!!!!

    Nope. Nope Train to Nopeville.

    I googling alternatives, this site is near the top of the list. Useful info, especially for those of us interested in a more natural lifestyle.

    Thanks!

  • Cheryl B.

    My sleep dr put me on a cpap machine I’m using the nasal pillow mask it worked for a while then a few months later started waking up gasping for air while using the cpap machine.. she then put me on a bipap machine still using the nasal pillows it worked a while and as with cpap started waking up gasping for air while using it.. my sleep doctor read the sd card and said she was puzzled that it showed I was having central sleep apnea.. I’m at my wit’s end I feel there is no helping my osa.. any suggestions from anyone who is experiencing what I am? Could it be I need a different kind of mask? Any suggestions would be helpful and much appreciated..

  • I’ve just been told that I have 20.2 apneic episodes per night and now I’ve got a medcial supply group calling me to fit me with one of those dreadful machines. Can any one who was as big skeptic as me–I think sleep clinics are just a scam to push these machines on people; they’ve created a nitch inducstry and now need to maintain it–eventually found a machine that helped them where they actually felt they slept better. Reading these posts, it just seems like an endless parade of mask changes, reading adjustments, try something else, until people just put up with the awful because they have a life and want to spend energy thinking about and doing something other than fixating on sleep.

  • Irene P.

    My husband’s dentist wrote to the insurance that he can’t tolerate the CPAP and our medical insurance covered the mouth appliance. He hasn’t gone back for any sleep studies. But I sleep like a dream now, since there is NO SNORING with that appliance in his mouth.
    –Very Happy and Well -Rested Wife (oh, and also him.)

  • Irene what was the name of the mouth appliance? Thanks

  • Hello, I am a 70 year old woman with OSA…around 25+ per night – dental appliance did
    not work no matter how much I ramped it up to thrust out the lower jaw, and currently using CPAP out of desperation but hate the things….NO ONE HAS MENTIONED AN ORAL FACIAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPIST!!! She has legit training and also is a dental hygienist. Google it 🙂 I have started doing tongue exercises to strengthen my throat and she had me get a Frenotomy which is cutting the little skin section under your tongue — it has helped somewhat ( I was tongue tied as a baby) and also have seen a physio who had some other exercise to do…
    The other thing is to play the Didgeridoo – you can get small ones and otherwise sing a lot …like really open your throat and sing as much as possible to strengthen your vocal cords. Other thing is GO OFF WHEAT!! highly inflammatory… go gluten free if you can…. Find out if there is goo ( mucus) in your throat that causes it to stick together, take Golden Seal tincture to fight the bad bacteria in our throats… it might all sound crazy but any help is a good thing – pay attention to why your body is doing this…I am not overweight lead a pretty healthy life…its a very horrible condition. one last tip: tape your lips shut at night with micropore tape….

  • I am 39 yrs old and got 79 events per hour which is the highest OSA as per my sleep specialist. I am on BiPAP and it took more than a year to use it 7+ hrs during night. The best solution is never start with high pressure even if prescribed by doctor. Request doctor to cut the pressure to half and increase it gradually once in 2 months. It really works and you will have a good night sleep and of course an energetic day.

  • I forgot to mention the results. My AHI is now anywhere between 10 to 30 which is mild to moderate.

  • Judy C.

    I have an extremely dry mouth. Wake up during the night with it. Have now developed a blurry left eye. Wonder if these symptoms are part of sleep apnea?

  • I had blurry vision & watery eyes when apnea was worse. Dry mouth could be a reason of breathing through your mouth while sleeping. Please consult with a sleep specialist to check for apnea condition.

  • Afrah

    Im a 28 years old. Have been suffering from OSA syptoms for 5 years since my first pregnancy due to the weight gain. I still havent done the sleep study yet (waiting for the hospital to call me for that due to a very long list of patients)
    Im currently trying to lose weight but until i achieve that i would like to try the supplements cures that was mentioned. Should I go for the three of them at once? Or should I try one suplement at a time until i find what works for me?
    What blood tests other than vitamin D should I do to get an advice from a doctor on what would be best for me?

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  • SIR ACTUAALY IAM SUFFERING FROM SLEEPAPNEA FROM PAST 3 YRS YES MAIN REASON MAY BE MY SUDDEN WEIGHT GAIN SUCH 76 KG TO 89 KG I AM 25 YRS OLD IAM WORKING TO GET RID OFF BUT IT NOT CURED EVEN AFTER BETTER EXERCISE ETC

  • Rita H.

    gave it 2 weeks. Was told I have severe complex sleep apnea. 77 per night. I now use a chin mask, and waiting for the tape to tape my mouth closed at night. Also ordered a tongue device from Ebay. I do not wake up gasping for air, I have energy and feel okay. I take apple cider vinegar and vitamin C before bed. Will just say my prayer, Now I lay me down to sleep, etc

  • A.Reed

    Good News! Good News!
    ” INSPIRE”for sleep apnea suffers it the lastest technology on the market, now available it is a proceedure so new not even your Doctor or sleep specialist is aware of the new proceedure. please google INSPIRE FOR SLEEP APNEA and educate yourself then educate your care providers and last do what it takes to have the proceedure done. This is especially crucial for those like myself who cannot tolerate a cpap machine and is suffering from both central and obstructive sleep apneas. This new technology has been sent from heaven. Do your own research.

  • Thanks for sharing. Just cannot tolerate that mask.

  • I was diagnosed in 2014 with “mild” sleep apnea, though it didn’t feel mild. After two weeks of cpap use I felt a lot better, and I was hoping I would feel better still. But the next couple of years was basically feeling somewhat okay on rare occasions, while most of the time feeling exhausted one way or the other. Now I’m out of work, broke, with no light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what I will awaken exhausted. My only hope is that my days are few; living like this isn’t worth it.

  • Ashley M.

    For the past 20 years I had been taking allergy shots and they had helped to keep my lungs clear, but after moving across country and being tested by two separate allergists who said I didn’t have allergies, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) my allergy shots stopped. One and a half years ago I started sweating profusely, worse than during menopause. Water literally dripped off my face. Gradually it started to disappear. The less the sweating became, the more I became breathless until I was gasping for air walking across a room. My lungs started to fill up with mucus which eventually turned into pneumonia. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic COPD Herbal formula treatment in May 2017, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating COPD disease through their Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with MY breething ,I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all COPD Patients, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net.

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    For the past 20 years I had been taking allergy shots and they had helped to keep my lungs clear, but after moving across country and being tested by two separate allergists who said I didn’t have allergies, but chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) my allergy shots stopped. One and a half years ago I started sweating profusely, worse than during menopause. Water literally dripped off my face. Gradually it started to disappear. The less the sweating became, the more I became breathless until I was gasping for air walking across a room. My lungs started to fill up with mucus which eventually turned into pneumonia. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic COPD Herbal formula treatment in May 2017, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating COPD disease through their Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with MY breething ,I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all COPD Patients, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website

  • Karem P.

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  • When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea 5 years ago I read a book called Sleep Interrupted by Dr. Steven Park. This book greatly help me to understand sleep apnea in all its dimensions and to deal with it effectively. I really, really think that anybody who suffers from sleep apnea , mild, moderate or severe, should read this book…..it could literally change your life, it changed mine.
    Good Luck and don’t stop learning about your condition and how to treat it, your life is at stake…..you can do it!!!

  • Henkie J.

    Gewoon lekker blaffen als een hond en daarna voel je rust in je lichaam,ontspanning helpt beter te slapen en het gevecht tegen de gedachte van ademstops te reduceren,succes!

  • Just was told I have mild SA 7 per her. Tried the nose pillows last. Still trying to get over the feeling I lasted 45 mins never fell asleep then I took it off as my nose closed from the air flow . I wanted it to work but this is the most invasive treatment I ca. Think of- cover my nose force air down my nose and keep my mouth shut . The stupid machine sound of each breath again is hell – I can’t do this losing weight doing anything that isn’t this machine to fix the problem. Why would anyone want air forced in to your air wats my teeth hurt from being named together by my tongue / I tried to think of the positive but I became upset my heat rate jumped and this was to help with my afib. I think one more night of that machine might cause a heart attack !

  • Alan N.

    With all of our technology advancing so fast, we put a mask on our face so we can sleep better. That is like putting a band aid on instead of fixing the problem. A band aid you would have to wear the rest of your life. I am in the process of coming up with an idea that changes the way we sleep, ie flat bed or such to see if sleeping a different way is possible, but would like some intelligent feed back as to if my suggestion would work.

  • Robert B.

    I’ve realized that I’ve probably had Sleep Apnea since High School. There were so times that I would doze off and catch myself from snoring more than1 or 2 seconds. It was around that time in my life when I realized waking up was hell, but I was younger and more resistant. As I transitioned through College and then the Navy, I was told that my snoring was terrible and when I was about to retire from Service I did my first sleep study that proved that my condition was severe. It’s been what I guess to be 35 to 40 years and my condition (even after getting the 5 surgeries done in concert) is at its worst I’ve had to move from 4 residences because of retaliation from others keeping me up every time I would dose off and snore. So far my solutions have been to exercise more (doesn’t work because the condition causes you to hold onto fat stores), place in earplugs while sleeping (doesn’t work because retaliation involves super loud noises), CPAP (works a little, but my brain I feel needs some snoring to stimulate some of the gH that is realeased to make me feel revitalized-I think there should be studies done on this), sleeping on my side (I still snore the minute I go under…then someone slams something into a wall or floor and I suffer with no REM sleep). The only ways I’m not awakened by retaliation is severe drunkeness or heavy doses of Valerian the sleeping root. I still awaken partial amiss because of the retaliation that still slightly offsets my sleep patterns. Lately I’ve removed as many Amalgams (mercury related fillings) and have been drinking Detox tea as well as Smoothies with Beet, Ginger,Lemon,& Carrot. I’ve also purchased some Calcium Bentonite to start taking internally as a detox. I’ve been taking High Blood Pressure Medications and Vitamin D (5000iu) since my levels are severely low. I also plan on ingesting Activated Charcoal, Diatomaceous Earth, Psillium Husk. I am also topically applying Magnesium Oil as an additional factor to increase the Chelation of any possible heavy metals that may be damaging my central nervous system and giving me this case of central sleep apnea. Please reply if you think I may be onto something.

  • Leonard C.

    I snore and have been diagnosed in a sleep lab as having apnea. My question: If I cure the snoring, will the apnea also be cured?

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  • Homeopathic remedies: Sulphur, Arsenicum, Lachesis all are for inability to breathe while sleeping

  • Eat something SALTY before bed and wear a breath easy nose strip. Sleep on your side. Also have a fan blowing directly on you all night.

  • Their is a new surgery called INSPIRE for sleep apnea. But you will have a small scar on your chin and a scar on your chest. LOOK IT UP ON THE INTERNET to see if your interested.

  • I work in an Orthodontic clinic on the island of Aruba (Dutch Caribbean) where we have a treatment which combines Dentofacial Orthopedics + Orthodontics. This treatment consists of expanding the palate (upper jaw), while the lower jaw is moved a bit more forward (Mandibular advancement) in order to -PERMANENTLY- open the airway in 2 different places. 1- the nasal passageway and 2- the pharynx. When we expand the palate (which is the roof of the mouth but at the same time is floor of the nose) we create more space inside the nasal cavity to increase the amount of oxygen that enters, and advancing the maxilla allows the oxygen to flow freely.
    We are currently documenting a case of a 60 year old patient that had severe OSAS (AHI 56/h) that was referred to us by a Pulmonologist. The patient stopped using his CPAP after the first 4 days of starting the treatment, by the next 2 weeks he reported being more energetic during the day, sleeping 6 hours straight, no more visits to the restroom during the night and no more snoring (as per his wife). After the second month of treatment he underwent a new polysomnography test and the results were staggering… He is now AHI 26/h, he is no longer considered a Severe OSA patient and we are still waiting to the new reports after he is done with his treatment. The treatment to reduce sleep apnea takes only 3 to 4 months, and the rest is purely Orthodontics to align the teeth.
    Look online for Kawaiah Orthodontics to see the videos and more information about the treatment. 😉

  • Lose weight!
    I have used a cpap machine for around 15 years. I did not find it a problem but the Velcro straps were getting a bit stretched. At 6ft 2in and 19 1/2 stone I was clinically obese but only felt overweight.
    A couple of months ago I had a tooth out using the well known “savagely” technique. I really thought my jaw was broken and for many weeks I could not open my mouth to eat anything larger than a pea. This dramatically reduced my food intake and I noticed that I was losing weight. My mouth is now normal but I am continuing to eat less, having learnt a few tips.
    I am now steady at 17 stone and I sleep without my mask. As soon as my head touches the pillow I am asleep and only wake to have a pee, two or three times a night. No snoring, no daytime fatigue. All I have to do now is keep the weight off.

  • Millie H.

    I never took into account the fact that this kind of condition can lead to a cardiovascular disease since it is connected to high blood pressure and the likes. With that in mind, I will be getting my partner checked since he is showing the signs of this condition. One time, I woke up in the middle of the night due to the loudness of his snoring. http://sleepmedicinegroup.com/

  • I am suffering from sleep apnea from a long time. I can’t breathe while sleep. I can’t sleep well at night. My age is 35 only. I have searched online and also taken reviews from people who are suffering from sleep apnea. Before using, I have also searched for CPAPMax pillow reviews and found it better for me. Earlier I have tried CPAP mask, but I got pain using that.

  • I was diagnosed with OSA (severe 55 events/hr) about 8 years back. I religiously wear my CPAP and can tolerate it well. I hate to travel with it though. But, I am concerned that it may damage my normal breathing mechanism. I am not overweight (155 Lbs) and 5 Ft 8. So, I am at a loss on how to get rid of it. Any ideas are greatly appreciated (I am starting to workout more – hoping that is enough to get rid of this scourge). What the hell kind of life is this if I can’t even sleep as God intended us to!!!

  • DreamDiver

    Yikes. This is poorly written and suggests the person who wrote it has never dealt with sleep apnea.

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