A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a good state of health. Our bodies need that uninterrupted six to eight hours of sleep to repair and reset. While science is still deep in research trying to ascertain exactly what is happening internally while we’re sleeping, it is undeniable that interruption of sleep is a health hazard. And, one of the primary causes of sleep interruption is sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe while you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow while you’re sleeping.
These breathing pauses can last anywhere between 10-20 seconds, and they can occur hundreds of times per night – which interrupts your natural sleeping rhythms and consequently can contribute to a number of related symptoms and complications.
When your body is deprived of the deep restorative sleep cycle (known as REM sleep), it will affect your ability to be mentally sharp and productive throughout the day.
Not only that, but chronic sleep deprivation also results in daytime sleepiness, chronic fatigue, poor reflexes and concentration, and an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and weight gain!
Often times, sleep apnea is misdiagnosed, because there are few ways to objectively identify the condition other than a patient saying “I’m waking up all during the night,” or a spouse complaining that their partner is snoring loudly and disruptively through the night.
So in effect, sleep apnea can become a garden variety diagnosis that is used not only to sell medications, but to sell equipment called a CPAP machine – a face mask device designed to open up the airways during sleep.
However, there are ways to control the symptoms and restore deep sleep patterns – to basically enjoy a good night’s sleep and be refreshed the next day without having to sleep with a machine on your face!
Essentially this comes down to discovering the root causes of apnea. There are really 3 different types of sleep apnea …
The most common is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which occurs when the soft tissue in the back of the throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway (that’s what causes snoring).
A much less common form of sleep apnea is Central Sleep Apnea, which involves the Central Nervous System’s inability to signal the muscles that control breathing. Often times, people with Central Sleep Apnea don’t snore at all.
Finally, there’s complex sleep apnea, which is a combination of both Obstructive and Central sleep apnea.
To truly determine the root cause of any form of sleep apnea, it’s important to consider the underlying chronic issues that may be contributing to the problem.
Consistent monitoring of your body’s natural biological balance and chemistry is an integral part of any wellness regimen, as well as targeting the root causes of chronic symptoms such as sleep apnea.
As we have mentioned before, these tips can provide you with a short-term solution that can help you fall asleep but if you are suffering from insomnia there is likely something much deeper going on. We have discovered a wonderful technique that can help to heal deeper rooted issues that may be causing your insomnia and once you have mastered it, you will be able to fall asleep in 15 minutes or less each and every night.
We strongly encourage that if you want to get to sleep quickly, stay asleep, and actually sleep deeply enough that you wake up feeling refreshed, and avoid the life-threatening dangers that lurk ahead - WITHOUT PILLS.
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