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
Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ Disorders
Welcome tothe Stanford Health Library. Thank you forcoming here tonight. My name is Michele Jehensonand I work at the orofacial pain at the StanfordPain Center in Redwood City. So today's topicis TMJ disorders. TMD, I'm going to speak aboutthe nature of the disorder. What a TMJ disorder really is. I'm going to also talk aboutwho is at risk for TMD.
And finally, I will touch onthe common treatments that are recognized asevidencebased treatment for TMJ disorders. So, I guess it's customary to talk about disclosures asto if I'm affiliated with any kind of pharmaceuticalcompany or anything like that. I have no disclosuresto be done. So, I wanted to first showyou the anatomy of a TMJ.
It's a joint that isvery unique in the body. It's one of a kind. There is a one disc, andyou can picture it as a donut. So, it's a circular,biconcave, just a donut, just doesn't have the actualhole in the middle. So it's kind of likea donut shape, and it separates the jawbone,which you see as the rounded bone in the picture,from the skull.
And particularly, the fossa,the articular fossa, and the eminence that you seeto the right of the fossa. So the disc is flexible. It's fiber cartilage, and it offers a perfect interfacebetween the skull and the jaw. It allows for smoother motion. The joint is also particularin a sense that not only it allows rotation ofthe joint, but it allows for
forward motion of the jaw. So, if you put your handlike slightly over your, in front of your ear and youopen your jaw wide and slow, you can see that initially,it just starts rotating and then you can feel itactually advance forward. And for some people, you canactually feel it coming out slightly, because even thoughthe jaw is seemingly fixed, the suture that is inthe front, it allows for
certain flexibility in andout of the joint itself. So, what is a TMJ disorderé So, a TMJ disorderis defined by pain, either at rest orupon function. It is defined by somethingthat is a painful noise. It can also be justa dysfunction, like a limited range ofmotion, or a jaw deviation such as this, like when youopen you go to one side or
Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cause Cancer Thousand Oaks Malibu Westlake Village Popper
There is no scientific evidencethat sleep apnea causes cancer. A recent article showing an â€œassociationâ€� of sleep apnea with a higher mortality from cancer has recently raised controversy. However, when one sifts through all of the data, both supporting and conflicting, there is no clear association of sleep apnea and cancer risk.
What is known is that low levelsof oxygen associated with sleep apnea, especially severe sleep apnea, has been shown to cause anincrease in growth of blood vessels. Low oxygen levels from other causes have also been shown to do this. Therefore, it is thought that severe sleepapnea or severely depressed oxygen levels in association with other cancer risk factors â€œmayâ€� increase the risk of developing cancers.
Hello, I'm Ronald Popper. Thank you for watching. If you or a loved one needs moreinformation on sleep disorders, please visit our web site at sleepmd4u where you'll find more tutorials in this series as well as our white paper on obstructive sleep apnea that is free for you to download. For a direct consultation youcan reach us through our web site
or by calling the number on your screen. Always remember, sleep well tonight for a better day tomorrow.