Ease apnea with this simple trick
It’s one of the most debilitating and life-wrecking conditions of all — one that can make you feel crummy all day, stop you from sleeping well at night, and even boost your risk of chronic disease and an early death.
That’s not even the scary part.
Ready for it? Are you sure?
You could have this condition yourself… right now… and not even know it!
Some 18 million Americans are fighting a nightly battle with sleep apnea, the chronic condition where you stop breathing in your sleep — dozens or even hundreds of times per night — cutting off the flow of oxygen to your vital organs.
But because you never fully wake up during those breathless moments in the night, there’s no way to know for sure if you have it unless your spouse watches you gasping for air or you spend a night in a sleep clinic.
All you know is you feel crummy, and you can’t figure out why.
Now, the latest research promises something even your own doctor can’t. It’s a simple way to ease those symptoms at night so you feel better during the day.
It’s not a drug… or surgery… or even one of those annoying CPAP oxygen masks many apnea patients try to sleep with.
Researchers found that folks told to exercise to help with other conditions — such as high blood pressure and diabetes — also had huge improvements in their apnea symptoms.
You could say they felt better literally overnight!
On some level, that makes sense. Obesity is a major cause of apnea, and losing some weight will almost always help ease or cure the condition.
But that’s where this gets interesting… because the study found exercise can help with apnea even if you don’t drop so much as an ounce.
It’s hard to say exactly why that’s the case, but there could be a number of reasons.
Exercise can improve lung function and oxygen intake, which are so badly hurt during apnea episodes. It can also improve blood vessel function, which is another key piece of the puzzle.
The downside is that while exercise alone can dramatically improve apnea symptoms to the point where you may no longer need a CPAP mask, it won’t actually cure the condition.
For that, you’ll need to do a little more work.
So along with exercise, be sure to drop a few pounds — because that’s still the best way to not only ease apnea, but also cure it.