Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is when your breathing stops and starts while you sleep. Symptoms of this condition mainly happen while you sleep. They include:

During the day, you may also:

  • Have mood swings
  • Have a headache when you wake up
  • Feel very tired
  • Find it hard to concentrate

Seek medical assistance or contact your doctor right away if you have any of these main symptoms:

  • You always feel very tired during the day
  • You make gasping, snorting, or choking noises while you sleep
  • Your breathing stops and starts while you sleep

Getting Tested For Sleep Apnea 

If a physician thinks you might have sleep apnea, they may refer you to a specialist sleep clinic first. At the clinic, you may be given devices that check things like your breathing and heartbeat while you sleep. You will also be asked to wear the devices overnight to check for signs of sleep apnea. Usually, you can do this at home, but sometimes you may need to stay at the clinic overnight. This test shows if you have sleep apnea and how severe it is.

Sleep Apnea Treatment 

  • CPAP machine – gently pumps air into a mask you wear over your mouth or nose while you sleep.

It can help:

  • Improve the quality of your sleep and help you feel less tired
  • Improve your breathing while you sleep by stopping your airways from getting too narrow
  • Reduce the risk of problems linked to sleep apnea

Using a CPAP machine may feel strange or awkward at first, but try to keep using it. It works best if you use it every night. Tell your doctor if you find it uncomfortable or hard to use.

Other treatments for sleep apnea may include:

  • Surgery to help your breathing, such as removing large tonsils
  • A gum shield-like device that holds your airways open while you sleep (mandibular advancement device)

Diet Being Helpful for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea 

The quality of your sleep matters. You may want to eat more and don’t feel satisfied when you do especially when you are tired. The facts are that every second patient with sleep apnea is overweight. For this reason, diet and sleep apnea go hand-in-hand. Keeping to a plant-based diet for sleep apnea will be a great idea. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and cereal are the sources of nutrients that give you long-term saturation and don’t take much energy to process.

Even a 10% loss in body weight promotes a 30% to 50% drop in sleep apnea severity. On the other hand, calories burn faster not just by observing the sleep apnea diet plan but with physical exercise as well.

HCG diet could be a great help when dealing with sleep apnea. It has lots of health benefits such as:

  • Burning of fat for energy
  • Improved metabolic function
  • Energy boost
  • Whole-body weight loss
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Preserve muscle integrity
  • Hormone regulation
  • Less hunger
  • Improved endurance
  • Confidence boost

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