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

  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Grumpiness
  • Poor work performance
  • Depression
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Gasping
  • Irritable

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.

 

Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • High bp
  • Heart stroke
  • Large tonsils and adenoids
  • Retrognathia
  • 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.

Lachesis

Suggested for  obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

  • Wakes up frequently during the night
  • Fear of going to sleep

 

Grindelia Robusta

OSA in asthma people

  • Stops breathing while sleep and starts suddenly

 

Opium

OSA with snoring

  • Snore deeply
  • Feel suffocated
  • Drowsy and slugging during daytime

 

Sambucus

OSA in children

 

  • Sudden waking up feeling suffocated
  • Sweating
  • Dry nose

 

Ammonium Carb and Agraphis Nutans

OSA with enlarged adenoids or tonsils

  • Blocked nose
  • Drowsy during the daytime
  • deafness

 

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