Studies show more than 70 million Americans have experienced a sleep disorder. One of the most common is obstructive sleep apnea, which is usually treated using a breathing device worn at night. However, homeopathic remedies to combat sleep apnea are also available.
Lachesis is made from diluted snake venom, and specifically used for apnea patients who are extroverted. It’s used primarily to treat circulatory disorders and blood diseases.
Traditional and alternative medical research shows that more than half of the people who suffer from sleep apnea are also obese. Even a weight loss of 10 percent can decrease apnea symptoms by 15 to 20 percent. Try one dose of Lycopodium per day to help control sugar cravings. Or if you are a nervous snacker, try one dose of Ignatia in the morning and evening.
Essence of Vervain or essence of lavender may help those suffering from apnea to relax, and thus enjoy a deeper sleep.
If you congested are during the day, this may interfere with sleep later. Try a cup of sambucus or elderberry tea a few hours before bed. It acts as an expectorant, clearing breathing passages.
Changing Sleep Habits
A few simple changes in your sleep habits may relieve apnea symptoms. Try raising your pillow a few inches until your throat is angled slightly higher than your head. Sleeping on your side, instead of your back, will also help.