Apnea

Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…snoring but was disturbed by the increasing frequency of episodes when I appeared to stop breathing—I got tested for sleep apnea. In one hour, I had a whopping 69 attacks of apnea (spells when I stopped breathing for 10 seconds or longer). My oxygen level was low, and I got virtually no restorative REM…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…syndrome to determine if they have sleep apnea, and it’s truly shocking how often the two conditions go hand in hand—and how seldom sleep apnea is diagnosed or treated. If you snore or have daytime sleepiness, talk to your doctor about getting tested for sleep apnea. To learn more about treatment at the…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…problem. There are also a few natural sleep aids you can try, including melatonin and valerian. And if you snore, I suggest you get tested for sleep apnea. Now it’s your turn: What do you do to manage your blood sugar and sleep? You May Also Be Interested In: * To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s *…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…Additional Measures for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death History of heart attack, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as sleep apnea, significantly increase risk of sudden cardiac death, so we help our Whitaker Wellness patients get a handle on these issues. We start them on a good…

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Treatments for Depression

…may be linked with depression, such as imbalances in thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones; heavy metal toxicity; food allergies; insomnia and sleep apnea; and nutritional deficiencies. Pain and other health challenges affect mood as well, and depression often disappears with appropriate treatment of chronic…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…goal should be at least 30 grams of fiber every day. * Address underlying medical conditions. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and sleep apnea are associated with higher amounts of abdominal fat. * Detoxify your body. As I told you recently, there’s a connection between the common environmental…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…sleep. Research has also shown that adequate sleep is required to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you snore, ask your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea, and if you have it, get treated. 5. Protect your brain with the right supplements. Begin with DHA-rich fish oil (2–4 grams daily) since low levels…

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