Natural approaches for sleep apnea
I was recently diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. when I say mild I mean very mild. The sleep Dr wants me to use a CPAP. I am not opposed to using it, I am just not sure it is the best approach for me. When I had the sleep study they had me try different masks and they hurt. Like when they would turn the machine on the pressure actually hurt inside my nose. One hurt so bad I had a bit of a panic attack , ripped it off my face and threw it across the room! So now I am nervous bout trying it. Not to mention the expense. So I started researching natural alternatives.
According to "Sleep Apnea Guide-- Natural Remedies for Sleep Apnea:" ( I would recommend looking this site up and reading the articles, watching the videos etc.)
Valerian combined with hops and/or lemon balm. We use it with hops and passionflower for as a muscle relaxer, my husband uses more than me.
"In Japan, Kampo is also named Hange-koboku-to extract (Ban Xia Hou Po Tang in Chinese), and consists of 5 medicinal herbs: Pinellia, Hoelen, Magnolia bark, Perilla and ginger. This extract was administered 5.0 g/day, at bedtime. Sleep apnea started to improve after 10 days, and after 7 months there were no adverse effects."
"St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Combined with Valerian"
Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Chamomile (Matricaria Recutia)
The most interesting in my mind is using a "Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea" so I looked up Didgeridoos on Amazon- way less money than a cpap and lots more fun! I told my husband about it and he said I will have to do it outside, which actually appeals to me as well, just sittin' in the woods playing my didgeridoo, how cool is that?
I am also interested in Kampo, I have never heard of that before.
Does anyone here have any experience with any of this? Or have any other advice?
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