Ease Sleep Apnea with Herbs
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem in which the sleeper can stop breathing as often as 30 times an hour, according to a National Institutes of Health study.
According to Master Herbalist Steven Frank in Sleep Apnea: A New Approach to an Emergent Problem, apnea is the result of a diminishing signal from the brain to the diaphragm that can occur during the transition from initial semi-wakefulness into the next stage of lighter sleep prior to REM sleep. “After a short period of time, the brain realizes the need to breathe and forces a rapid inhalation, dragging any sagging soft tissues into the airway and disturbing the sleep cycle,” he explains.
Conventional medicine usually addresses sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or surgery. Using such a device can be costly and cumbersome, as well as uncomfortable, creating its own form of sleep disruption.
Frank suggests a more holistic alternative. “Natural herbal solutions like lobelia, thyme and camp bark can intensify the signal from the brain to the diaphragm, increase the gas-transfer efficiency of the lungs and relax some of the skeletal muscles that can obstruct the propagation of the signal and so providing relief.”
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