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Sleep apnea

Posted Aug 23rd, 2018 in Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips

Sleep apnea

What does sleep apnea mean?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that starts with bouts of sudden attacks that stop breathing for a brief time, followed by recovery and normal or fast breathing. There are many reasons for sleep apnea such as relaxation of the respiratory muscles ( Obstructive Sleep Apnea), central respiratory center damage ( Central Sleep Apnea), Or both (Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome).

What are the possible risks of sleep apnea?

Daytime fatigue and tiredness

Hypertension and coronary heart disease

Type 2 diabetes

Sleep deprivation


How can we treat sleep apnea?

 Treatment of the cause: reducing the body weight in obese patients, giving high oxygen flow during sleep (CPAP), acupuncture, and lifestyle changes.

 Using Natural Herbs and Supplements that improve sleep such as Passion Flower of GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid)

Need help? Have questions?

-          Don’t hesitate to contact us at

-          Grimsby clinic  https://www.ontarionaturopathicclinic.ca/site/contact-naturpathic-dr-grimsby-niagara 

-          Toronto clinic https://www.ontarionaturopathicclinic.ca/site/contact-naturpathic-dr-toronto-north-york 

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