Natural Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Hey, guys. Axe, here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to go through a sevenstepprocess on how to overcome sleep apnea. If you struggle with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia,just trouble sleeping at night, these tips are going to help you big time. The number one thing you've got to start doingif you want to overcome sleep apnea is look at your diet. Now, sometimes sleep apnea canbe related to weight gain. It can be related to inflammation in different areas of yourbody. But if you can follow these dietary tips, it's going to help tremendously.
The first thing you want to do is you reallywant to focus on supporting your metabolism. You want to focus on getting three thingsevery single meal: good quality protein, healthy fat, and fiber, those three things. Most peoplewith sleep apnea, most people tend to consume too many carbohydrates and too much sugar,which can actually affect your insulin levels and your metabolism, which causes sleep apnea.So again, healthy protein, such as bone broth protein, organic chicken and turkey, wildcaughtfish, grassfed beef, getting good quality protein is important. Number two, fiber, getting more vegetablesand fruits in your diet and wholesprouted
grains, such as brown rice, that's where youwant to get your fiber. The healthy fats, things like coconut oil, olive oil, organicnuts and seeds, those are some ways to get some good healthy fat in your diet. So again,focus on a healthy diet, a diet that's antiinflammatory and that helps balance out insulin levelsis going to be big when it comes to beating sleep apnea. Number two, there are certain things you wantto avoid. If you have sleep apnea, you want to avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, smoking,and also you need to be aware of sedatives. If you're taking sedatives on a regular basis,that can really cause sleep apnea. Stay away
from those things. If you're saying to yourself,quot;Well, I'm still going to do caffeine and alcohol,quot; then what I would do is not do coffee.I would just do a little bit of tea, like a green tea during the day. So again, just tone it down some. The otherthing I would do is, if you're drinking alcohol, limit it to one glass. When you start doingmore than one glass, more than one beer, more than one glass of alcohol, that's really goingto affect your sleep cycle. And no more than two days a week. Again, bring the alcoholdown, because that will absolutely cause sleep apnea.
The number three tip is to treat acid reflux.Many people with sleep apnea have heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux, or some type of digestiveissue that's causing their sleep apnea. Now, the way to overcome that is to follow thesedietary tips. You want to eat smaller meals, so you don't want to overeat, and get moreorganic meat, vegetables, and fruits. You've got to be careful overconsuming thegrains, the pastas, the breads, the chips. All of those things will really cause acidreflux and sleep apnea. Also, supplementing with digestive enzymes, probiotics, and applecider vinegar. So probiotics, enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, all of those can helpin the natural treatment of acid reflux and
reduce sleep apnea. The number four thing you want to considerdoing to beat sleep apnea is getting a humidifier in your bedroom. Oftentimes, it's the humidityor being too dry in the bedroom that actually causes sleep apnea. So look into getting ahumidifier and sometimes an air purifier. So a humidifier, an air purifier, those thingscan actually help support your body and you breathing better and overcoming sleep apnea. Number five is your sleeping position. Manypeople with sleep apnea sleep on their back. Some of them sleep on their stomach. You wantto sleep on your side. What you want to do
Sleep apnea research The HeartBEAT Study Susan Redline
I'm Susan Redline. I'm from Harvard Medical School and I lead the HeartBEAT study. And HeartBEAT stands for Heart Biomarkers in Apnea Treatment Study. And what this study is is the first ever controlled, randomized study comparing treatment outcomes in patients with sleep apnea. And very specifically we've identified using prior research that sleep apnea and heart disease are highly correlated. And it appears that sleep apnea increases your risk for heart disease. What we didn't know before the study
is whether treatment of sleep apnea might reduce your heart disease risk factors. And furthermore we also didn't know what might be the best treatment. Because of the funding opportunity we were able to for the very first time move our questions out of a typical sleep laboratory, where we know patients have sleep disorders, into cardiology practices, and pilot and refine an approach for screening and diagnosing new cases of sleep apnea and heart disease.
Already we analyzed our crosssectional data and we saw for example that sleep apnicsâ€” that the severity of sleep apnea correlated or was associated with how high your blood pressure went up at night during sleep. So one of the things we are going to be looking for is whether treatment with CPAP or with oxygen reduces not only your daytime blood pressure but your average blood pressure over a 24hour period, including that period at night when many heart attacks and strokes occur.
The Geek Approach to Sleep Apnea Koichi Nakayama at TEDxFukuoka
Today I'm going to talk about sleep. We humans spend almost 30% of life in sleeping. Sleep is important to refresh your body, reorganize your memories, and insufficient sleep may lead to daytime sleepiness and lack of concentration on your work. And too much insufficient sleep may leave your immune system weaker, and you can catch a cold easily. If you look at the market, there are so many sleeprelated goods,
like comfortable pillows, futons, some sleepinducing music CDs, and more recently, there are some hightech sleep monitors available. And if you check your smartphone mobile apps, there are so many sleeprelated applications on the smartphone apps market. And usually these sleeprelated appsare given a top 10 ranking in the healthcare categories. Demand for comfortable and better sleep is getting larger and larger.
But, by the way, my specialty is not sleep. I am a parttime orthopedic surgeon treating bones and joints, not cosmetic surgery, by the way. But mostly, I dedicate my work to regenerative medicine to try to make organs from cells, instead of using other peoples' organs for transplantation. And we're also developing a robotic system cooperating with companiesfor cell cultures,
and also we're developinga kind of 3D bioprinter. With this printing system, we can fabricate living 3dimensional construct from cells. So, our future goal is to make patients' own organs from patients' own cells. And to expand my research eyes, I really love to explore many gadgetsand new technologies, such as quad copter or some activity logger and work out. I couldn't finish this program, but already I'm thinking about
whether these technologies can be applied to our research field. And recently, I was really amazed by Kinect. It's a kind of 3D scanner and motion sensor, relatively inexpensive, plus, it's released as a game controller from Microsoft but recently thanks to many hackers and Microsoft, many programmers can programtheir own Kinect program. So, one day, I investedin Kinect with my kids. I noticed this Kinect can be used as night vision.
Even in the darkness, the systemis still tracking your body parts and captures the night image without turning the light on. So I had the idea to use Kinect as a sleep monitor. Because most of the smartphone sleep apps cannot capture your sleeping image, only replay your sleeping sounds and some graphs from motion sensors. I put my Kinect in my bedroom like this, and made software as a night recorder. And even covered with a futon, the system still tracks your body,