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Article: Natural remedies for sleep apnea

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Natural remedies for sleep apnea

In France, sleep apnea syndrome (SAS), characterized by involuntary interruptions of breathing at night, affects approximately 19.7% of adults and up to 30.5% of people over 70 years old.

Sleep apnea usually occurs without the person being aware of it. However, this sleep disorder can have serious repercussions on one's health and quality of life.

 

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by intermittent pauses in breathing, often accompanied by snoring or choking sounds.
These breathing pauses are due to a narrowing or partial blockage of the airways. They can last from a few seconds to several minutes; and often occur several times per hour.
Sleep apnea, when left untreated, can have health implications with an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, and cause a drop in oxygen saturation, a feeling of suffocation in the chest, increased blood pressure, and frequent awakenings during the night which can disrupt sleep quality.

Although sleep apnea is more common in people who are overweight or obese, it can also affect people who regularly drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, or have respiratory illnesses and tonsillitis.

Five natural remedies for sleep apnea

 

5 natural remedies for sleep apnea

Adopting good habits can sometimes be enough to reduce sleep apnea and improve sleep quality. For people who are overweight or obese, it is recommended to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight through regular physical activity.
Stopping or reducing the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and coffee is also beneficial in limiting the risk of sleep apnea. Additionally, it is advisable not to consume rich meals just before sleeping and to wait at least two hours before going to bed.

Alongside a healthy lifestyle, Délicure recommends that you apply these five natural remedies, accessible to all, to limit sleep apnea and fight against its inconveniences:

Work on your breathing

Before going to bed, you can perform some breathing exercises to improve the quality of sleep, limit the risk of sleep apnea and its symptoms.
“Diaphragmatic breathing” is strongly recommended to improve breathing capacity and manage stress. To do this, lie on your back with a pillow to support your head and bend your knees slightly. Place one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose, allowing your stomach to rise without moving your chest; then exhale slowly through your mouth, contracting your abdominal muscles to push the air out. You can repeat this exercise for 5 to 10 minutes.
“Alternative breathing” is also ideal for better oxygenating the brain and promoting relaxation before bed. Sit comfortably in a seated position, with your back straight; Close the right nostril with the right thumb and inhale slowly through the left nostril. Then, close the left nostril with the right ring finger and exhale slowly through the right nostril. You should then invert the nostrils and repeat this cycle for 5 to 10 minutes.
Before going to bed, you can perform these two exercises every day and as many times as you want.

Change your sleeping position

If you have sleep apnea, the recommended sleeping position is usually to sleep on your side. This position can help limit airway obstructions, improve breathing during sleep, and reduce snoring. Sleeping on your back is not recommended because it can cause throat tissues to relax and worsen sleep apnea. If you are unable to sleep on your side, you can use a body pillow to support you and prevent you from rolling onto your back during the night.

Drink relaxing herbal infusions

Plants have been used for millennia as natural remedies for everyday ailments. To limit sleep apnea , the use of certain plants with sedative and soothing properties can be very effective. They are generally consumed in the form of infusions to drink 1 hour before bedtime.

By promoting relaxation, these plants help to improve the quality of sleep naturally. Chamomile and valerian, thanks to their powerful relaxing action, help reduce stress and anxiety, making it easier to fall asleep. Passionflower and linden are also two plants with relaxing effects that help reduce nervousness before bed, help you fall asleep more quickly and prevent unwanted awakenings during the night.

Take melatonin-based food supplements

Most food supplements targeted to combat sleep disorders contain melatonin. This hormone plays an important role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, also called the circadian cycle. It can help limit sleep apnea by making it easier to fall asleep and improving the quality of sleep. By regulating the sleep-wake cycle, melatonin promotes deeper, more restful sleep, which may help reduce the number of episodes of sleep apnea.

Délicure offers a “Radiant Sleep” food supplement in the form of gummies. These gummies, with an apple flavor, are enriched with plants with relaxing properties (passion flower, linden and poppy flowers), vitamins and melatonin. To benefit from their benefits, it is recommended to chew two gummies 30 minutes before going to bed.

Consume CBD

Extracted from the hemp plant, CBD is a natural molecule with potential therapeutic virtues. Consuming CBD before going to bed promotes relaxation and helps reduce sleep apnea. Today there are many CBD-based products that could help fight against sleep disorders (including sleep apnea), notably CBD oils which, in addition to being easy to use, provide effects relaxing very quickly.

Organic sleep CBD oil from Délicure

Délicure offers a product to naturally combat sleep disorders: an organic CBD oil based on vegetable oil, phyto cannabinoids and essential oil. This product is natural, made in France and guaranteed without THC, the psychotropic molecule of cannabis considered dangerous for health.

Formulation

Délicure's organic sleep CBD oil is based on organic sweet almond oil, known for its health benefits. The majority of CBD oils on sale on the market in France are made from refined coconut oil or MCT oil.

This product contains CBD and another phyto cannabinoid called CBN (cannabinol). Thanks to its relaxing effects, CBN helps you fall asleep quickly and limits the risk of sleep apnea.

Finally, organic CBD oil is composed of orange blossom essential oil. Known for its soothing action, it helps calm the nerves and relax the body before bed. It can therefore be of great help in combating sleep apnea and its symptoms.

Usage tips

Organic CBD oil should be consumed around thirty minutes before falling asleep. To use it, it's very simple, just place a few drops of oil under the tongue, a place enriched with blood vessels. By consuming the oil in this way, the CBD molecule quickly diffuses into the bloodstream. The soothing effects are felt in just a few minutes.

Concerning the quantity of oil to consume, Délicure provides you with a personalized CBD calculator . To obtain your ideal CBD dosage, simply enter your weight and the intensity of the desired effects.

Contraindications

Please note, this product does not replace medical treatment prescribed for sleep apnea and its symptoms. Before any consumption, we invite pregnant or breastfeeding women as well as people taking medication to consult the advice of a doctor or health professional.

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