Sleep Apnea is a total cessation of breathing when one is sleeping.
I have successfully worked with sleep apnea clients to reduce the amounts of times that they stop breathing when they sleep. Some of them even reducing the amounts of times they stop breathing by almost 50% within the first 10 Craniosacral Therapy sessions.
A person with sleep apnea can stop breathing from 10 to 50 to even over 100 times every hour with each episode lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds
- It is estimated that about 25% of men and 9% of women suffer from Sleep Apnea.
- This condition is not diagnosed in about 80-90% of people who have it. These people are instead being treated for the symptoms of the end result which can be presented as diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, etc.
- Significant sleep apnea happens in about 35% of chronic snorers.
- Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, depression or irritability, poor concentration, memory or focus problems, morning headaches, poor job performance, attention deficit disorder, and obesity.
- A recent study came out describing the number of car accidents in one year. It’s estimated that about 800,000 car accidents occur every year due to sleep apnea and of these, there are about 1,400 fatalities.
- It’s estimated that of all the commercial truck drivers in America, about 28% of them had this condition, and of this group, about one third of them have moderate to severe sleep apnea.
- Other medical conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and obesity, seizures, migraines, and even preeclampsia, a condition where pregnant women get high blood pressure at dangerous levels. All of these conditions have been associated with sleep apnea and to various degrees, respond to treatment.
My success has come from using craniosacral techniques to relieve pressure on your sinuses and easing up any restrictions you have in your pallet, throat and create space for your tongue.