Living With and Managing Sleep Apnea
JIM: I had this problem throughout my life. Driving was always a problem, and I tried to make sure that no place I ever had to go was very far away because I knew I'd fall asleep. Carol Lynn was complaining about snoring and, more specifically, snoring and then long periods of nothing,
and then a gasp when I would, you know, start breathing again. Obviously, I wanted to enjoy my life with my children more than I felt that I was enjoying it. It's Saturday morning, and the kids are at your bed ready to do something, and I'm just like, quot;I gotta sleep, guys. I'm sorry. I can't play with you. I can't do this.quot; And I look back and I'm like, quot;This just can't be right.quot;
I had been talking to my about possibly having depression symptoms. I remember the other thing that I said to the when I went was that I no longer had any dreams. If you're not getting into REM sleep, you have no dreams. And so she's the one who then said, quot;Okay, we're gonna send you for a sleep study.quot; I spent the night there.
The amount of times that I was technically waking, and as low as my blood oxygen levels were, it was extreme. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Surgery, as it turned out, really wasn't a good option for me. The next step was that my did prescribe a CPAP machine. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure.
The idea is they have to get the air pressure to your nose or your mouth or both in order to keep your airway open while you sleep. Because it wasn't comfortable for me to use, I was not using it as well as I should have been, in some cases not at all for weeks at a time. And things got worse, other symptoms appeared. I felt confused and out of it and just not right.
And I realized that I really needed to figure out a way to learn to live with this contraption. Now I'm at the point where I am consistently using it and have been for a long period of time. I definitely feel better. I'm looking forward to feeling better yet. Certainly, I have more energy to do activities with the children than I did before, and we do more.
Home Remedies for Sleeping Disorder II II
Welcome to health care at home One of our viewer has written us that when he tries to sleep he is unable to sleep he twist turn on bed for 12 hours And due to this he's irritated, uneasy and mentally disturb too. See, the basic reason is stress due to which you are unable to sleep even after laying on bed. Means when you are stressed, even after laying on bed , you mind is constantly running in result you are unable to sleep. And small things crack your nap , means laying on bed only you just get up like as fresh at any small noise around you.
For this you have to pay your attention, its often notices that people who sleep under stress They keep on moving their teeth like this, so if you are doing then you are stressed out. Or if your forehead is wrinkled that means you are stressed out. So, first of all come out of stress. And what you have to do is.Just half n hour before you sleep You have to do Anuloma Viloma pranayama for almost 20 min. With this you will be relived from stress, how to do Anuloma Viloma pranayama , let me give you an idea. Close the nostril of right side of nose with your right hand's thumb. And from the other nostril you have to take a deep breath.
And after taking deep breath, you have to hold your nose and close it too till the time you are able to hold and then slowlyslowly breath out from the opposite side instead of fast Then again breath in and close it and hold and then breath out from the opposite side. Take deep breath, fill your lungs and hold it. and then the way you did earlier, slowlyslowly breath out from the other side. This way you have to do Anuloma Viloma pranayama for 20 mins before you go for sleeping. Doing Anuloma viloma pranayama will provide oxygen to your mind. and when your mind will get oxygen then your stress level will be reduced.
You will become sleepy when you have least stress level. Along with this one more Pranayama you have to do , this is equally very good for you to get rid of stress. That is Bhramari Pranayama For Bhramari pranayame you have to close your ears from your thumbs. Close your eyes with these 3 fingers And you have to place your first finger on your forhead This way first you have to take the deep breath fill your lungs with the deep breath. Then close your ears with the thumbs
With this eyes will get close and other finger will be on forehead After filling the deep breath, close your mouth and the way we chant OM, that ways release the breath. You have to do this pranayama slowlyslowly for 21 times before sleeping. Doing this pranayama will also reduce your stress level. And once your stress level is reduced then you will feel sleepy moment you lay down. If, even after that you are not able to sleep then what you have to do is Lay down straight , your stomach should touch the bed and then take fast breath for 11 times. Take 11 breath in this position then turn to left side
and you have to take breath for 22 times at the left side Then you have to lay down straight and turn toward right side and take breath for 44 times This way you will notice that till the time you will turn to right side you will feel sleepy Along with this let me tell you few more remedies Take Nutmeg and grate Â¼ of its portion Mix in the mix consume this before sleeping , with this also you will have sound sleep. Along with this boil 1012 mint leaves in 250 ml of water Once these leaves are boil their color is changed then strain it after that add 2 spoon of honey in it
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.