natural cures for apnea

  1. World's worst cure for apnea

    Shocking cure for apnea

    It's being billed as the newest "cure" for sleep apnea, the condition where you stop breathing in the night. But honestly, I can't tell if this one falls under "medicine" or "torture" -- because this new treatment works by delivering jolts of electricity to a nerve under your tongue.

    Believe it or not, the worst part of this isn't the possibility of waking up with smoked tongue for breakfast.

    No, it's how those jolts are delivered: via a pacemaker, installed in your chest, with electrodes that extend down into your ribcage (to measure your breathing) and up under your tongue.

    The pacemaker cuts apnea events by 68 percent, but only if you're willing to live with it forever -- because if it's ever taken out, the apnea comes back full blast.

    And who wants to live with this thing zapping them all night, every night, from here to kingdom come?

    Well, I'm here to tell you there's a much better solution -- one that's close to 100 percent effective, and comes with no smoked tongue (unless you buy it from the deli).

    And if you're living with apnea, you probably already know what it is.

    Yes... weight loss.

    Sorry, folks, but there are no short cuts when it comes to apnea. Lose the weight, and the condition goes away for good -- and you sleep better, feel better and even look better.

    I know that may sound like a tall order, especially if you're badly overweight. But while it might take a while to reach your ideal weight, it won't be long before you're sleeping better.

    In fact, once you lose about 5 percent of your body weight, the apnea will start to ease.

    That's about a month of dieting, give or take -- and if you want to speed the process along, stick to the one diet proven to melt the pounds away fast: a diet rich in animal fats and low in carbohydrates (and zero added sugars).

    Yes, the diet even allows for smoked tongue. Just not your own.

  2. Obesity linked to apnea... again

    Too fat to sleep

    Saying there may be a link between obesity and sleep apnea is like saying there may be a link between water and drowning.

    It's not a link, it's a given -- because thin apnea patients are about as common as albino penguins.

    They're both rare birds.

    Apnea, of course, is the condition that causes people to stop breathing in the night -- sometimes for a minute or more at a time, and sometimes for hundreds of times a night.

    It's been linked to a higher risk of everything from stroke to dementia to heart problems, and one new study finds that it's become shockingly common.

    A full 17 percent of men between the ages of 50 and 70 are snoring, gasping, and wheezing through the night with apnea. And overall, the number of patients may have shot up by as much as 55 percent over the past two decades.

    And of course the study also confirms what's painfully obvious: Up to 90 percent of these new cases are related to obesity.

    If anything's more obvious than the cause, it's the solution. Don't gain weight, and you almost certainly won't be among the growing army of apnea patients. And if you have the condition, don't mess around with oxygen tanks, mouth guards, and surgical procedures.

    Those things are uncomfortable, and in many cases they may not even work.

    Go right to the solution -- the real solution -- and just lose the weight. In most cases, that's all it takes. (Believe it or not a probiotic may help. Learn why here.) And in addition to breathing better all night, you'll FEEL better all day.

  3. CPAP masks can cure erectile dysfunction

    It's the strangest ‘cure' for erectile dysfunction yet: The breathing mask used to treat apnea can also boost sex power in men with the sleep disorder.

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