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 Home Remedies

Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and
pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Sleep Apnea

The term "apnea" means without breath and sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by stopping or pausing breath during sleep. This is not a mild sleep disorder as longer pauses between breaths can lead to fatal consequences. Each pause in breathing spans between ten to twenty seconds or more but these pauses occur more than twenty to thirty times every hour. Sleep apnea occurs because adequate air is unable to flow into the lungs through mouth or nose as one tries to breathe regularly causing a pause in the breathing activity. Normal breathing resumes with a sudden snort or choking sound but the oxygen levels in blood drops every time there is a pause in breathing. Sleep Apnea is different from snoring.

Sleep apnea
Mix your over the counter nasal spray by dissolving not more than 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water. Collect the solution in a nose dropper, tilt your head back and sniff the spray into each nostril. Spit out the water and blow your nose.
Sleep apnea
  • Nasal Spray
  • Salt
Sleep apnea
  • Quit smoking and lose weight, if a person is overweight.
  • Avoid alcohol and consumption of sleeping pills.
  • Change sleep positions to ensure regular breathing.
  • Tie a ball in socks and tie it across your waist such that you will change your position regularly.
  • Avoid sleeping on back and try sleeping laterally.
  • Conduct polysomnography, a diagnostic test which measures and records a number of physiologic variables during sleep.
Other Remedies
Sleep apnea
  • Take Yashti madhu in teaspoon honey, twice a day. This will help both as a congestion remedy and as a preventive measure.
  • Instill 5 drops of warm brahmi ghee or plain ghee in each nostril in the morning and before going to bed.
  • One of the primary causes of sleep apnea is being significantly over-weight. If that is the problem, you can treat obesity with this herbal formula:
    kutki 1 part
    chitrak 1 part
    shilajit 1/8 part
    Take 1/4 teaspoon of this mixture 2 or 3 times a day before breakfast, lunch, and dinner with warm water.
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