Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

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 do not 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 due to 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. Males are more vulnerable, especially after 40’s. Studies show those with small jaw bones, large tonsil or tongue are also more susceptible. You’re also at risk if your family has a history of sleep apnea or 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. During the day you may feel sleepy and lethargic. The longer it goes untreated, the more severe symptoms.  These can include morning headaches, mood swings and forgetfulness.

The most common sleep apnea treatment is a mouthpiece breathing device. This can be very uncomfortable and disturbing the sleep. Another option is surgery. Surgery, beside being expensive and beyond the reach of most people, it is also very invasive and painful. Many times not solving the problem and not a real solution.

A more natural approach, non-invasive and easy to use is Home Salt Therapy by Saltair device. Saltair device uses ultrasonic frequency to transform saline solution into microscopic salt particles. These salt particles 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 the salt properties, salt therapy improves breathing, blood oxygenation and your sleep. With continuous use, you’ll be able to sleep better, get more oxygen into the bloodstream and increase well-being.

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