Last Modified on Sep 13, 2014
Sleep apnea is typically treatable with the correct combination of sleep therapy and other supplements. Natural treatments focus on supplementing vital nutrients to the body that maintain the nerve passageways to the brain and prevent disruptions in breathing.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by repeated stops in breathing throughout one’s rest period. Symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, abrupt awakenings, dry mouth, morning headache and difficulty staying asleep. It is an alarming condition that can cause significant health conditions and even death.
Natural Remedies for Sleep Disorders
Natural remedies for sleep apnea hinge on the appropriate balance of nutrients in the body, which support effective neural functioning and prevent lapses in brain function and breathing patterns. Common treatments include apple cider vinegar, vitamin C and magnesium as well as others. These supplements deliver a concentrated amount of nutrients to the body which help maintain communication passageways in the brain and the rest of the body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar functions as an effective treatment for sleep apnea in a variety of ways. The substance is a natural detoxifying agent, so it eliminates toxins and other harmful agents from the body, lowers blood pressure and supports general function. Apple cider vinegar also contains an assortment of vitamins including both vitamin C and magnesium that restore nutrient levels in the body and prevent the condition.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient that serves in a variety of ways. This vitamin is a potent antioxidant, so it also eliminates any free radicals and other harmful substances obstructing bodily function. The vitamin also helps solidify the nervous system and maintains effective neural tracts.
Magnesium is another important nutrient in the body. This element serves in muscle and nerve function as well as blood pressure regulation. It also plays a role in the transportation of calcium and potassium across cell membranes, which preserves nerve impulses and other rhythms that contribute to regular breathing.
While sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder, effective treatment goes a long way toward eliminating the threat. Nutritional supplements paired with appropriate sleep therapies and regulations support effective sleep and breathing patterns.
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[YEA] ACV helps prevent my sleep apnea. I would stop breathing while falling asleep, didn't matter of I was lying on my back or on my side. It scared me so much, because I could feel it happening and would be struggling to wake up and breathe again.
I'm a 42 yr. old woman, I'm overweight but have lost quite a lot of weight the past 6 months after switching to low GI foods. I'm generally healthy for being a big girl. My dad suffers from severe sleep apnea, and I've inherited snoring from mum's side of the family. Mum also has high blood pressure and heart rhythm disorder, and I've had high blood pressure and heart palpitations in the past when I was 20 kilos heavier than I am now.
I work irregular shifts and was using natural melatonin in a low dose (0,1 mg) to regulate my sleep, but I recently found out that when I didn't take melatonin, the sleep apnea didn't occur.
So I stopped using melatonin. I sensed my blood pressure was running a bit high due to stress and I started to take one or two tablespoons of unfiltered, raw ACV, straight from the spoon, before bedtime and before brushing my teeth. I don't mind the taste and have no problems swallowing the ACV quickly.
Haven't had any apnea since then! No more melatonin for me, ACV it is.