Can we help treat your sleep apnoea?
Well - have a read of some of these papers. We can advise on diet, exercises & sleep posture, and here is some of the evidence!
The analytics are complicated, have a read of the below - but please be careful of a 'do-it-yourself' approach. You can cause yourself more harm. The below is intended to show my patients some of the evidence behind what we do in clinic. More to be read out of interest.
There appears to be a link between Inflammation and sleep apnoea. The topic of inflammation is huge, we'll be including separate sections on this website specifically dealing with inflammation and some of the strategies to reduce it.
This below paper highlights the typical culprits: Il-6 & TNF.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Inflammation: Proof of Concept Based on Two Illustrative Cytokines
Another interesting paper on the link between inflammation and Sleep apnoea, and its effects on the brain.
How we can protect the brain using Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum polysaccharides), some medical drugs and CPAP
The relationship between inflammation and neurocognitive dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
A great article that ties together sleep apnoea and diet. Supplementing with Omega-3 reduces TNF (see above articles).
I would advocate considering omega-6 too, since there is interesting data on using it to reduce overall morbidity. Overall essential fatty acids are crucial, they help remyelinate the nerves (see the above article on neurocognitive decline and myelination).
Sleep apnea and inflammation – getting a good night’s sleep with omega-3 supplementation
We just can't escape COVID!
How breathing training can potentially increase nitric oxide levels in the body that in-turn lowers inflammation
Could nasal nitric oxide help to mitigate the severity of COVID-19?
The article below is good at explaining Nitric Oxide, evolution and how breathing through the nose works
Nasal nitric oxide and regulation of human pulmonary blood flow in the upright position