Sleep apnea is much more common among men than women.
Some women get through menopause without severe symptoms, but many others struggle with extreme hot flashes and night sweats.
According to a new study in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society, the latter group may be at serious risk of sleep apnea.
They asked 1,691 women who visited the Women’s Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester to complete questionnaires to assess the severity of their sleep apnea and their menopause symptoms.
Because it is not ideal to test sleep apnea via a questionnaire, women were asked about their sleep quality, sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, weight, blood pressure, age, and other factors that indicate that they are at risk of sleep apnea.
The researchers then ranked the women according to the likelihood that they had sleep apnea.
Those who were the most likely to have sleep apnea were also the ones suffering from the worst hot flashes.
Cure Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Snoring and Sleep Apnea Bumps Your Heart Up and Down
Do you sometimes feel like your heart flip-flops or even skips a beat here and there? Do you get lightheaded and begin to gasp for air?
Now, do you snore?
These unrelated questions may actually be leading you to discover a condition that increases your stroke risk five fold.
Fortunately, you can easily avoid this if you take action soon enough.
Atrial fibrillation occurs when the two upper chambers of your heart beat irregularly and out of rhythm with the two bottom chambers.
It increases your risk of stroke 500%.
If you have it, you will feel heart palpitations, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, and occasionally chest pains.
Many people don’t even know that they have it, because the symptoms come and go and people usually pay attention to a heart problem only when it doesn’t go away.
There is often a direct trigger for atrial fibrillation. So, if identified right, the solution may be as simple as cutting down on coffee or stress. Although doctors often temporarily use medication or electrical cardioversion.
Now sleep apnea has been discovered as a strong trigger.
23 people who needed electrical cardioversion at the University Hospital of Umeå were offered tests for sleep apnea.
None of them had been diagnosed with sleep apnea before. But when tested, incredibly, over 80% of patients with atrial fibrillation also had sleep apnea.
Since they checked for sleep apnea before and after the electrical cardioversion therapy, they also found that this therapy did not remedy the patient’s sleep apnea.
Making us think that it’s sleep apnea that causes atrial fibrillation, not the other way around.
So, common sense tells us that by treating your sleep apnea, you should be able to reverse atrial fibrillation naturally, without medications.
The only way to cure (not just treat) snoring and sleep apnea is using simple exercises to strengthen the muscles around your breathing passages. This will keep your throat open throughout the night, therefore avoiding the dreadful choking episodes.
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Cure Snoring and Sleep Apnea – Simple Snoring and Sleep Apnea Trick Beats Medical Devices
The Pharmaceuticals have only two medical devices that have been proven effective for snoring and sleep apnea: CPAP masks and oral appliance.
They’re both quite expensive and most people find them so uncomfortable, they soon stop using them.
But a new study published in the journal Sleep and Breathing proves a simple, free trick as effective as at least one of those devices.
The Dutch study tested a sleep position trainer (in this case by a company called NightBalance) and compared it with the effects of oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliances combat snoring and sleep apnea by keeping your tongue from slipping down your throat and supporting your jaw in a forward position.
The trainer on the other hand monitors your sleep position and, when you roll over onto your back, it gives a gentle vibration to get you to roll back onto your side.
The thinking behind it is that your airway is more likely to collapse while you are lying on your back, with both your tongue and your jaw slipping backwards.
The researchers recruited 58 participants with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. 29 used oral appliance therapy while the other 29 used the sleep position trainer.
They measured the participant’s breathing, adherence, and quality of life at the beginning of the study, after three months, and after 12 months of use.
The breathing and quality of life of the participants in both groups increased by a roughly similar amount, and the numbers adhering to the treatment was similar in both groups.
But you don’t need to invest in a brand name sleep position trainer to test this out. Many people experience the same results from taping something mildly uncomfortable to the back of their pajamas – like a tennis ball. You’ll soon dislike sleeping on your back and move towards your side.
Or just try to focus on sleeping on your side. Often just paying attention to this will help.
Neither devices in this study unfortunately cured snoring or sleep apnea. They merely helped with the symptoms.
But our simple stop snoring, and sleep apnea exercises completely cure snoring and sleep apnea by strengthening and loosening up the muscles around your breathing passages… helping them to keep your throat open day and night.
And they work whether you sleep on your back, side or tummy.
The Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea Program offers a revolutionary new approach to help people stop snoring. Snoring is not only disruptive to our partners, but it poses health risks as well, especially for people who suffer from sleep apnea.
This all-natural program will get you to shake off your pesky and unhealthy snoring habit using only easy to perform natural exercises.
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