Recently several people have contacted me with symptoms diagnosed by a medical doctor as ‘Sleep Apnea.’ After many months of treatment, they each began seeking a more effective approach. While they did not know what they were searching for, each accessed hypnosis treatment as a possible modality. Thus, after treating several ‘sleep deprived’ sufferers with success – it is my fiduciary responsibility to inform Sleep Apnea sufferers – healing is possible.
Forty million Americans reportedly have a sleeping disorder, yet, fewer than three percent are treated with 100% success. While many people receive Traditional Western Medical (TWM) treatment, the issues that TWM believes causes problems with sleeping are only the most easily proven – restricted air passages – other possibilities are ignored.
Sleep Apnea is diagnosed by TWM as a blocked or partly blocked breathing capacity during sleep. The problem is further labeled as mild or severe, based on how often the brain is oxygen deprived. Being oxygen deprived may occur from five or more than fifty times an hour.
TWM believes sleeping disturbance is caused by blocked or narrow airways in the nose, mouth or throat. The airway can become blocked when the throat muscles and tongue relax during sleep. Sleep disturbance can also occur if one has large tonsils, adenoids or uvula. During the day the air passage is open when the person is standing or sitting up. However, when the person lies down the airway is believed to narrow due to pressure within the nose, mouth or throat. Furthermore, being overweight contributes to Sleep Apnea, use of some medications or alcohol before bedtime.
The most frequent symptoms of Adult Sleep Disturbance are:
• Not feeling rested after a night’s sleep.
• Feeling sleepy during the day.
• Waking up with a headache.
• Your partner may notice that while you sleep:
• You stop breathing.
• You often snore loudly.
• You gasp or choke.
• You toss and turn.
The most frequent symptoms of Children’s Sleep Disturbance are:
• Nearly always snore.
• May be hyperactive or problems paying attention.
• May be restless during sleep and wake up often.
• May have bed-wetting.
• Less apt to notice sleepiness during the day
• Some children seem to grow slower than average
The double edged sword with Sleep Disturnbance is which came first ‘the chicken or the egg.’ The symptoms attributed to constricted airways in the nose, mouth or throat can all be caused by Post Traumatic Stress – Emotional, Physical and/or Sexual Child Abuse or Post Traumatic Stress due to domestic violence, war related experiences, natural disasters and other traumatic experiences.
• Lose and/or maintain standard BMI weight
• Sleep on your side – Avoid sleep on your back
• Avoid alcohol and medicines (especially sedatives) before bed time
If lifestyle changes fail to relieve Sleep Disturbance, your TWM doctor will recommend a machine that helps you breathe while sleeping. This machine supplies ‘continuous positive airway pressure,’ (CPAP). While this strategy brings better quality of sleep; it becomes a life long strategy for the majority of Sleep Apnea suffers rather than a healing remedy.
Complete Healing Protocol:
Coupled with an emotional healing process for the root cause of Anxiety, Panic, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress, complete healing is possible within ninety to one-hundred eighty days.
Emotional and Spiritual Healing (ESH) is direct, focused and combines creating health while healing the past. It is precise, powerful, virtually painless and an accurate way of changing the landscape of your inner and outer Mind, Body and Spirit. ESH allows you to access your past, present and future – as well as your subconscious, and clear negative energy on the cellular levels of your Mind, Body and Spirit.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings.