What can I do to prevent sleep apnea from occurring?
Certain measures like keeping the weight in check and losing weight, correcting food habits and avoiding alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking can certainly help. Taking correct medication can definitely help.
To know more about prevention, click Sleep Apnea Prevention
I already have Sleep apnea. What other supportive measures can I follow to ease my condition?
Try sleeping sideways rather than on back. It will help to reduce pressure on airway passage
Practice Pranayama: They are the techniques of the ancient, yogic science of breathing
Make sure you take a brisk walk every day to maintain your weight and improve breathing and circulation.
Drink plenty of water.
Is there any diet that I need to follow in Sleep apnea?
- You must avoid consuming mucus producing substances like bananas, curd, etc. till the problem is under control.
- Eat lots of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, nuts, mushrooms that will help you to lose weight.
- Drink lot of water to flush out toxins and remain hydrated.
- Reduce the intake of saturated fat found in meat, butter, and processed foods.
- Avoid caffeine, stimulant drugs, colas, over use of sedatives and tranquilizers, alcohol and especially smoking.
- Avoid foods high in sugar including soda, pastries, and baked foods.
For more information on diet, click Diet and Nutrition
I have been taking Conventional medicines for Sleep apnea since quite a few years. Do I need to discontinue these medicines if I start Homeopathic Treatment?
Homeopathic medicines start acting on the body immediately on starting the treatment. But since you have been taking Conventional medicines for a long time now, it is not advisable to stop them immediately.
On discontinuing Conventional medicines suddenly, it is possible that the disease may get back with a higher intensity. It is better to taper the conventional doses under the guidance of your homeopathic physician, and later, on seeing the further developments, you can discontinue your Conventional medicines.
What happens if I stop Homeopathic treatment?
To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, Homeopathic treatment should be undertaken for its required course advised by your doctor. However, under circumstances where Homeopathy may have to be discontinued, do not worry of any unwanted withdrawal effects. The recurrences of Sleep apnea will depend on the stage of disease as well as duration of course of treatment.
How long do I need to take Homeopathic treatment?
Like the Homeopathic treatment which is very individualistic, even the duration of the treatment varies from one person to another. Homeopathic medicines start working from the day one of taking the treatment. The time taken for a long lasting relief depends upon the underlying cause, other past and present illnesses and the duration since the complaint has started.
How will Homeopathy help me in Sleep apnea?
Homeopathy works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit, it restores the life force of the body. We treat the patient, considering every cause and symptom in detail after investigating the whole case.
For example, if Obesity is the cause of Sleep Apnea, then the aim of our treatment will be to reduce the Obesity, thereby reducing the stress on the respiratory system and breathlessness.
Perfectly chosen homeopathic medicines can help in preventing respiratory disturbances and treat sleep apnea in amazing way.
Is there any medicine that I may not need for a lifetime and without any side effects?
Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with sleep apnea than the conventional medicines. Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again.
Can surgery help me if I have Sleep apnea?
No. There is no surgery available for Sleep apnea in particular. However if the obstructive agents could be inflamed tonsils, they may be removed. This however is not a wise choice. Even inflamed tonsils can be treated effectively with Homeopathy and unnecessary surgery may be avoided.
My husband snores so loud and we have stopped sleeping in the same room due to this, he has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Is there any solution for this?
Yes there is a sleep apnea instrument to maintain the continuous positive air way pressure with a small bedside machine which keeps the airway open during sleep by means of flow of air with pressure into the throat.
This is also called the C-PAP instrument which is easily available nowadays.
To see our wonderfully treated cases of Sleep Apnea, click Sleep Apnea Cases
Will I have to take medicines for the rest of my life?
It depends upon the severity and the stage of Sleep apnea. In acute attacks, medicines are taken only for that period, which can be stopped. But according to the conventional point of view, in some severe cases, medicines do need to be taken for a life time as the effects of these drugs are only short-termed.
Additionally, medicines taken during acute attacks of sleep apnea do not necessarily prevent you from further attacks.
But Homeopathic treatment taken from an expert physician ensures that disease is treated from the roots and medicines need not be taken for the rest of your life.