Sleep Apnea & Breath Retraining

Has it been awhile since you slept like a baby?

A good night’s sleep is important for good health and well-being, but in our fast-paced society it is increasingly difficult to achieve.

Sleep apneas (pauses in breathing) and hypopneas (reduced air flow) can develop as we age or gain weight and lead to disrupted sleep. Night after night, disordered breathing can put stress on your body’s nervous system and major organs. Snoring is a common indicator of disordered breathing caused by airway obstruction. Perhaps you also notice daytime tiredness, irritability, poor concentration or swings in blood pressure?

These all could indicate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), an increasingly common disorder that is more prevalent as people age and is perhaps vastly underdiagnosed in women – a study published in 2013 found that 50% of women aged 20-70 had OSA.

The gold standard treatment for OSA is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, however, compliance among adults prescribed this treatment is poor – up to 50% don’t adhere to continued use of this uncomfortable and expensive intervention.

What if you could successfully address OSA symptoms and improve your sleep with breath retraining?

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder where repeated upper airway obstruction during sleep leads to a decrease in blood oxygen saturation and disrupted sleep. Current treatment options include oral appliances, surgery, and/or the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. However, breathing retraining with the Buteyko Institute Method (BIM) is a safe, effective and convenient approach to OSA that could help eliminate the need for surgery or CPAP.

— Australian Nursing Journal

For information about the Buteyko Breathing Method, go here.

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