Herbal Remedies For Sleep Apnea

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Chamomile teaIf you suddenly find yourself gasping for breath in the middle of the night, sleep apnea is the chief suspect. Many herbal remedies are sought after to cure this condition which is characterized by sudden pause in breathing when one is asleep. Seen in children and adults, this disturbs sleep patterns, causing irritability & fatigue during the day and high risk of blood pressure and diabetes. Scroll below to learn how to sleep well the natural way

 

 

 


Herbs For Sleep Apnea

  • The use of chamomile can help induce sleep and reduce restlessness and excitement. Drinking hot chamomile tea before bedtime is very relaxing so that undisturbed sleep can help be avoided.


  • Lavender has been used to soothe the nervous system for ages. It acts like a medicine to reduce sleeplessness. A bath containing the essential oil works wonders as does rubbing some Lavender essential oil on your forehead, temples, and the back of your neck. 


  • Passion flower is known for it's sedative properties when taken internally. It helps to destress and calm the mind. Herbal tea, capsules and liquid extracts can be obtained from a qualified herbalist.


  • Curcumin extracts help to overcome the anxiety and stress that is common in sleep deprived individuals. A warm glass of milk to which turmeric is added is beneficial. Whole ground turmeric is the best natural source, although capsules can be used.


  • The use of generous amounts of yellow mustard and fenugreek seeds is recommended as they have high amounts of an amino acid called tryptophan. This helps in reducing stress and contributes to better sleep.



Tips For Managing Sleep Apnea Naturally

  • Adding more nuts and seeds to the diet is a good way of getting more tryptophan.


  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine after 6 pm in the evening.


  • Exercise and weight loss can improve symptoms in obese individuals.

These herbs ensure that you sleep tight every night. Talk to your doctor before beginning this treatment in children.

 

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