Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing starts and stops involuntarily for brief periods of time. This event happens for a short duration ranging from seconds to minutes.
If left untreated, one may stop breathing repeatedly many times throughout night and may not get a restful sleep.
Sleep Apnea is common in old age and in obese people. Losing weight provides a marked improvement in sleep apnea symptoms.
Other causes that narrow airway include large tongue, enlarged tonsils, thick neck, etc
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Poor work performance
- Daytime sleepiness
Types of Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
This is the most common type of sleep apnea where the throat muscles relaxes and prevent the movement of air into the lungs.
Snoring is the most obvious sign then as the airway passage becomes narrow with diaphragm and chest muscles working harder to squeeze in air through the limited space available.
During obstructive sleep apnea, one may not get a refreshing sleep. He may also be not be aware of this condition when he wakes up.
Central Sleep Apnea
Unlike the obstructive sleep apnea, here there is no obstruction in the airway but the brain is not able to signal the respiratory muscles to breathe.
This happens due to the unstable respiratory control center.
Mixed Sleep Apnea
Mixed sleep apnea is a combination of both central as well as obstructive sleep apnea.
- High bp
- Heart stroke
- Large tonsils and adenoids
- Narrow palate
Homeopathic remedies are very effective to help get relief from the sleep apnea symptoms and treat the underlying condition leading to this tendency of the body.
Complications Associated with Sleep Apnea
- Daytime sleepiness
- Sleep apnea can disrupt your sleep cycle, make you drowsy during the day time, fatigued and feel irritable.
- Children’s may perform poorly in school and adults at work/college.
- High BP and Heart problem As during sleep apnea, oxygen is unable to reach mind and organs properly, drops in blood oxygen levels may increase the blood pressure and strain the cardiovascular system. Obstructive sleep apnea may lead to the irregular heartbeat, stroke heart attack or even death.
- Type 2 diabetes Sleep apnea may cause insulin resistance and hence type 2 diabetes
- Liver problems : The liver may show signs of scarring
Homeopathic Treatment for Sleep Apnea
If you snore, it can indicate a serious concern. Also, not every patient having sleep apnea snores.
So it is necessary to consult a homeopath who will analyze your case of sleep apnea and the underlying cause behind the same. The remedies are prescribed after matching your symptom with the homeopathic remedies.
Once the correct matching happens, you start getting relief from the sleep apnea symptoms.
Homeopathic remedies regulate your inner breathing mechanism and prevent the momentary pauses that occur due to sleep apnea condition.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine where remedies are based on symptom similarity. A state of complete health is brought about by removing the signs and symptoms.
There are a variety of proven homeopathic medicine for sleep apnea that a homeopath suggests after studying the cause, modality of complaint and sensation.
Top Homeopathic Medicines for Sleep Apnea
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on the individual case and studying the root cause behind.
Suggested for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Wakes up frequently during the night
- Fear of going to sleep
OSA in asthma people
- Stops breathing while sleep and starts suddenly
OSA with snoring
- Snore deeply
- Feel suffocated
- Drowsy and slugging during daytime
OSA in children
- Sudden waking up feeling suffocated
- Dry nose
Ammonium Carb and Agraphis Nutans
OSA with enlarged adenoids or tonsils
- Blocked nose
- Drowsy during the daytime
Please visit a qualified homeopath who will make a detailed case history of the patient and suggest the right dosage and combination of remedies.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath