HOMOEOPTHIC REMEDIES FOR SLEEP APNEA
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night's sleep.
The main types of sleep apnea are:
Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing.
Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
· Symptoms--Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
· Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
· Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath, which more likely indicates central sleep apnea
· Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat
· Morning headache
· Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
· Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
· Attention problems
ARSENICUM ALBUM 30--Arsenicum album is often prescribed for individuals who have breathing difficulties at night, and is considered for people with a fearful, tense and agitated response to illness. Arsenicum album is derived from arsenious oxide and is a deadly poison when consumed in excess
AMMONIUM CARB 30-Much oppression in breathing. Cough every morning about three o’ clock with dyspnea and palpitation
CADMIUM SULPH 30- Stops breathing on going to sleep. Wakes up suffocating. Fears to go to sleep gain.
DIGITALIS PURPUREA 30- Due to heart disease. Sudden sensation as if heart stood still.
KALI CARB 30- Wakes about two o’ clock and cannot sleep again
LACHESIS 200-Lachesis is prescribed for conditions that worsen at night. It is designed for people who are typically fearful and anxious, but also prone to jealousy and excessive talking
OPIUM 30- Loss of breath on falling asleep
SPONGIA 30--This remedy for croup may help congestive sleep apnea sufferers as it treats respiratory symptoms that worsen when lying down. It relieves tightness in the chest. it is prescribed for individuals who are naturally fearful and suffer from anxiety and, in some cases, heart palpitations.
SULPHUR 200—Sulphur is used for nighttime congestion and sweating. Sulphur combats a wheezy cough and congested head, both of which are suffered in sleep apnea, Sulphur is noted for its effectiveness with emotionally sheltered individuals who bottle up their feelings.