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What Really Causes Sleep Apnea

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

What Really Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is not really a sleeping problem but a sleeping symptom.

It’s an air obstructive pathway problem. People with sleep apnea can’t breathe because something is blocking their airway.

If you can’t breathe, you can’t sleep. That’s why they use the sleep pap machine to force air.

If you have a sleep apnea, usually, you have a collapsing of the back of the sinus or throat which is atrophy – a sagging tissue that can obstruct the breathing pathway.

This can come from different things.

Some people think that this is only for fat people but there are skinny people with sleep apnea, too, and some obese people don’t have it.

You usually don’t accumulate fat in the back of the sinuses.

What to Do

Change your diet. Avoid any milk products like ice cream and cheese because they create swelling.

Food allergies and sugar are big problems. If someone has this problem, they would need to also get off grains and see if it will clear up.

If you have allergies, hives, or asthma, the best remedy is royal jelly.

Royal jelly comes from the beehive, which is an excretion a fluid that the bees use to help grow the queen bee and it neutralizes allergies.

High cortisol or high stress that can also shrink a nerve that is connected to your brainstem and can go to the back of the sinuses.

I also recommend my Cortisol Support Formula’. It supports inflammation and the adrenal, and supports the deeper cause of sinuses so you can start breathing better.

If you have allergies year-round, it can be because of a fungus growing in your sinuses.

You can work on your gut and establish friendly flora to build up the good bacteria in your gut.

I also recommend apple cider vinegar just for dropping the PH. Just a little teaspoon in some water every day and it will instantly increase the oxygen-carrying capacity in your body and you will breathe better.

People usually have genuine problem sleeping at night. I recommend adding plants to your bedroom.

Understand sleep apnea and see more Sleep Advice from Dr. Berg Video Blog.


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