Alternative Treatment of Sleeping Disorders

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In this article, I am going to talk about positive airway pressure for the treatment of sleep apnea in patients with the disorder. The good news is that it does work. It is often overlooked by sleep apnea sufferers and therefore their doctors. If you are one of them, please read on.


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Apnea is a sleeping disorder that occurs when the person’s breathing stops during sleep. This causes many symptoms including fatigue, dry mouth, irritability, low energy levels, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, and upset stomach. All these symptoms can be brought on by several other underlying conditions, and not all of them can be fixed by conventional medicine. That’s why we have sleep apnea treatments.

One of these treatment options is natural sleep apnea remedies. These include simple lifestyle changes such as sleeping on your side, or with your knees bent. They also include a device known as the positive airway pressure (PA) machine. This works by using a mask that holds your upper airway open, which keeps your airway open during your sleep.

Many people have had success using positive air pressure to treat their sleeping disorders. But unfortunately, it is not an option for everyone. Some people are too young, have breathing problems that are not yet obvious, or have other health problems that could put them at risk.

The good news is that alternative treatments are available. These include natural supplements and medications that can be used alongside the positive airway pressure treatment to help treat your sleeping disorders.

Natural Supplements

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Natural supplements like melatonin, chamomile, and Valerian can be effective in helping to alleviate sleep disorders. They are also known to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Also, they are known to relax the muscles and improve your moods. The best of these natural supplements are usually safe for use when used in combination with regular medication and are available from your doctor.

There are also some alternative methods such as acupuncture and reflexology, which can be used to treat your sleeping disorder. These methods are becoming popular as a treatment for sleep apnea.

Surgery May Be Done

In addition to these alternative methods, there are also several types of surgery that can be used to treat your sleep disorders. These include Cervical Spondylosis and Cervical Herniation. Surgery for sleeping disorders is often the last resort, but sometimes it’s all that’s needed. But keep in mind that surgery can have some serious side effects so it is recommended only be done when the situation is extreme.

The most common type of surgery that can be done to correct your sleep disorder is called “Laminectomy” surgery. This procedure involves cutting out the tissues where your tongue meets the roof of the mouth. When this occurs, the tongue can no longer obstruct your airway, thus allowing you to breathe normally.

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is another popular method and works by removing the adenoids. When this happens, you may experience a bit of dryness and pain in the area of the surgery, but these side effects usually subside after about three months.

After surgery, many people can expect to feel some shortness of breath. This is common among all forms of surgery. But if the procedure is performed correctly, you should notice that your sleeping problem is going away. Of course, it is recommended that you seek medical advice before making this decision.


As I’ve mentioned earlier, natural supplements and medications are the best way to treat a sleep disorder. However, you should always consult your doctor or dentist before trying any natural supplement or medication.

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