The medical definition of sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep situation in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. This means the brain — and the rest of the body — may potentially not get enough oxygen.
Some of the possible symptoms
- Loud snoring
- Episodes in which you stop breathing during sleep — which would be reported by another person
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
Without enough sleep a person will have
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Difficulty paying attention while awake
What Really Causes Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is not really a sleeping problem but is an air obstructive pathway problem. People with sleep apnea can’t breathe because something is blocking their airway.
If you can’t breathe, you can’t sleep. That’s why those diagnosed by a medical doctor use the sleep pap machine to force air. It stands for continuous positive airway pressure. (CPAP).
If you have a sleep apnea, usually, you have a collapsing of the back of the sinus or throat which is atrophy – a sagging tissue that can obstruct the breathing pathway. This can come from different things.
Some people think that this is only for fat people but there are skinny people with sleep apnea, too, and some obese people don’t have it. You usually don’t accumulate fat in the back of the sinuses.
What to Do? from Dr. Eric Berg, D.C.
Change your diet Avoid any milk products like ice cream and cheese because they create swelling.
Food allergies and sugar are big problems. If someone has this problem, they would need to also get off grains and see if it will clear up.
If you have allergies, hives, or asthma, the best remedy is royal jelly. Royal jelly comes from the beehive, which is an excretion a fluid that the bees use to help grow the queen bee and it neutralizes allergies.
High cortisol or high stress can also shrink a nerve that is connected to your brainstem and can go to the back of the sinuses.
To supports inflammation and the adrenal, and supports the deeper cause of sinuses so you can start breathing better. (more information about the Cortisol Support Formula)
If you have allergies year-round, it can be because of a fungus growing in your sinuses.
You can work on your gut and establish friendly flora to build up the good bacteria in your gut.
People usually have genuine problem sleeping at night. I recommend adding plants to your bedroom