Sleep Apnea - An Extremely Common and Dangerous Sleep Disorder

Written by Donald Saunders


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If you suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea, you should seek immediate medical guidance and, if necessary, arrangerepparttar appropriate tests.

There are a variety of effective treatments available for both obstructive and central sleep apnea. Most patients benefit significantly from one or more of these treatments, which primarily involve simple behavioral adjustments like changing or modifying your sleeping position. Sufferers of mild obstructive sleep apnea as a result of persistent nasal congestion may simply require a course of decongestants, while more severe sleep apnea may needrepparttar 146593 use of an oxygen mask to stimulate consistent breathing while asleep. In severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, certain surgical procedures can help to restore effective and consistent respiration during sleep, although sufferers should proceed down this particular route with caution, as surgery can often lead to added complications.

One important point to note is that, because ofrepparttar 146594 risk of potentially fatal respiratory arrest, sleep apnea sufferers should refrain from taking sleeping pills or artificial sleep enhancers because ofrepparttar 146595 associated respiratory dangers.

Natural sleep remedies provide an effective complement to medically prescribed treatments and can certainly help sufferers to enjoy a better night's sleep. Herbal remedies designed to improverepparttar 146596 quality and duration of sleep can assist patients in managing and even reducingrepparttar 146597 excessive daytime sleepiness otherwise brought on by sleep apnea.

Similarly,repparttar 146598 use of aromatherapy, chromatherapy and guided relaxation and meditation can help to reducerepparttar 146599 anxiety and insomnia sleep apnea patients experience as they learn to manage their sleep disorder.

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Overcoming Jet Lag

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Establishing a regular and consistent sleep schedule before you even start to make travel plans is one important step towards limitingrepparttar effects of jet lag. Simple dietary changes likerepparttar 146592 reduction or elimination of caffeine and alcohol have also proven effective, and travellers who are accustomed to coping with jet lag often bring along natural sleep remedies like herbal teas and infusions to help inducerepparttar 146593 body's natural sleep cycles upon arrival at their destination.

You may have heard that sleeping pills and other sleep aids are also effective tools for managing jet lag.

Because sleeping pills suppressrepparttar 146594 body's immune system in order to generate artificial sleep, as opposed to naturally induced restorative sleep, sleeping pills are not always an effective remedy for jet lag. In fact, sleeping pills can potentially exacerbaterepparttar 146595 symptoms by delayingrepparttar 146596 adjustment of your internal body clock.

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Donald Saunders is the author of a number of health related publications including: "Help Me To Sleep - A Guide To Natural Sleep Remedies", "Jet Lag - An Alternative Approach", "Shift Work Insomnia" and "The Art of Meditation - A Guide To Meditation, Breathing and Relaxation Techniques" For further details please visit Jet Lag


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