Find about sleep apnea treatment, symptoms, causes, and how you can help yourself easily with a natural treatment like salt therapy.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. This can be very dangerous to your health because the brain and the rest of the body won’t get enough oxygen.
There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common and is caused by a blockage in your airway, usually collapsed throat tissue. Central sleep apnea on the other hand, happens due to respiratory control instability; this makes it hard for the brain to signal to the muscles to breathe.
These sleep problems can affect adults and children alike however males are more vulnerable, especially after 40’s. Studies show those with small jaw bones, large tonsils or tongue are also more susceptible. You’re also at risk if your family has a history of sleep apnea or if you have gastroesophageal reflux. This condition also often affects those with sinus problems, allergies or a deviated septum.
Symptoms and Treatment
Symptoms include waking up with a dry throat, loud snores, and sometimes waking up gasping or feeling like you’re choking or you may feel sleepy and lethargic during the day. The longer it goes untreated, the more severe the symptoms. These can include morning headaches, mood swings and forgetfulness. The most common sleep apnea treatment is a mouthpiece breathing device which can be very uncomfortable and disturb sleep. Another option is surgery although it’s expensive and out of reach for most people, it is also invasive and painful.
A more natural, non-invasive and easy to use approach is Home Salt Therapy with a Saltair device. Saltair device uses ultrasonic frequency to transform saline solution into microscopic salt particles which are dispersed into the indoor air for breathing. This device simulates the salt cave or seashore aerosol, offering great benefits in all respiratory diseases including snoring and sleep apnea. The salt particles make their way into every tiny airway, into the upper and lower respiratory system, to alveoli in the lungs, promoting better blood oxygenation, reducing inflammation and fluidizing the mucus. The salt particles are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal, fighting respiratory infections and strengthening respiratory immunity.
Sleep apnea is a complex disease, that can involve even psychological factors and physical abnormality; it should be treated accordingly through all existing treatment avenues. Home salt therapy is highly recommended to be added to your sleep apnea treatment or your sleep apnea management plan. Because of salt’s properties, salt therapy improves breathing, blood oxygenation and sleep. With continuous use, you’ll be able to sleep better, get more oxygen into the bloodstream and increase well-being.