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- Dr. Sushil Rudra Ph.D
The Visual picture of sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which the breathing repeatedly starts and stops.
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Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) is a condition presenting with many pauses in breathing while a person is asleep. The condition was first described in the literature by Dickens in the Pickwick Papers and hence sometimes referred to as the Pickwickian syndrome.
A person has SAS if he stops breathing 5 or more times in 1 hour while asleep. Or, if he stops breathing 30 or more times during a 6-hour sleep period.
SAS Two Types: Central and Obstructive (OSAS)
In the central variety, the airways stay open, while the chest muscles and diaphragm stop working. This occurs mostly when the respiratory centers within the brain are impaired (as happens with drugs like heroin, and other opiates).
Premature children, persons on tranquillizers are more prone to CSAS. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common category of sleep-disordered breathing.
When sleeping, the muscle tone of the throat and neck, as well as the vast majority of all skeletal muscles, is reduced allowing the tongue and soft palate/oropharynx to relax.
In the case of sleep apnea, this impedes the flow of air to a degree ranging from light snoring to complete collapse.
Conditions Associated with OSAS.
- Enlarged tonsils or adenoids (EBV infections),
- Left palate,
- Downs syndrome,
- Treacher Collins syndrome,
- Pierre Robin Sequence etc.
Risk factors of SAS
- Most adults with sleep apnea are obese, with particular heaviness on the face and neck.
- Men are more often affected than women.
- Children and toddlers with defects like Down syndrome, cleft palate, etc.
Symptoms of Sleep apnea syndrome
Central sleep apnea
Central sleep apnea symptoms:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Lack of concentration
- Sleep deprivation
- Increased blood pressure & Heart disease
- Increased frequency of nocturnal urination.
- Esophageal reflux and heavy breathing at night.
Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Daytime drowsiness
- Memory loss
- Limited attention
- Morning headaches
Associated health problems
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Kidney failure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Oxidative stress
- Sudden death
Sleep Deprivation due to Sleep Apnea and insufficient sleep are common and can present as insomnia, narcolepsy, or idiopathic hypersomnia (increased sleepiness).
Two big signs that you have it are: loud snoring and tiredness even after a night’s sleep. I have already told two main types of sleep apnea namely:
- Obstructive sleep apnea –
- Central sleep apnea –
- There is also another kind of sleep apnea. It’s complex sleep apnea. What it is?
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome – This is also known as treatment emergent central sleep apnea. It occurs when the person has both, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
- Loud snoring
- Times of breathing cessation during sleep
- Sudden wakening, accompanied by shortness of breath
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Morning headache
- Attention problems
Lifestyle changes such as losing weight or quitting smoking or treating any nasal allergies will amend milder cases of sleep apnea. If symptoms persist then certain devices such as CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can help open up blocked air passages otherwise surgery may be necessary.
Why should choose for Homeopathy Treatment?
Homeopathy addresses all the symptoms and signs of sleep apnea comprehensively without the use of any harmful medicines or surgery. Positive Homeopathy has over the years treated numerous patients with sleep apnea successfully. If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, please visit Positive Homeopathy.
· Arsenicum album is prescribed for individuals who have breathing difficulties
· Sulphur is a commonly used homeopathic remedy especially given in breathing congestion
· lachesis is a remedy prescribed for uncontrollable conditions which sometimes persist at night. It can help a person who suffers from anxiety.
· Spongia is also a better option when there is a feeling of blocked chest area
· Opium is also prescribed for the patients who feel confused after sleep disorder
· Stop smoking
· Stop the consumption of liquor
· Do some respiratory exercises in morning hours before sunrise
· Eat healthy food especially fibrous eatable items in your diet
If Ignored Where the disease may lead the patient to?
If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including: High blood pressure. Stroke. Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks.
Frequently Asked Qustions:
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Can sleep apnea cause you to gain weight?
A growing body of research is finding a link between sleep disorders and weight gain. And it can be a vicious cycle. Insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain, which can lead to a serious problem called sleep apnea, which produces more sleep deprivation and more packing on of the pounds.
Can you have obstructive sleep apnea without snoring?
However many obstructive sleep apnea patients DO NOT SNORE. Snoring is only one sign of obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, if a long time snorer no longer snores, this may actually indicate that his or her obstructive sleep apnea has increased in severity in that there is now complete blockage of the airway.
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