CPAP … minus the mask

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 1.05.28 PMI found a device called Winx sleep therapy that provides the same type of therapy as the CPAP but without the mask. You insert a mouthpiece and breathe on your own through your nose. There are no uncomfortable masks to wear. However, you still have an air compressor, mouthpiece, and tubing to deal with. Why not free yourself from sleep apnea without any sleep apnea medical devices?

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What if you could reduce your pain from Fibromyalgia and possibly eliminate it?

Do you have fibromyalgia? You may or may not know that this disorder and another one called sleep apnea are commonly linked together. This article talks about the association (http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/whyfmscfsarelinked/a/sleepapneaFMS.htm). If you have both, then the sleep apnea can worsen the symptoms of fibromyalgia. I have not had that painful condition but I have had severe sleep apnea, a painful ordeal in a different way. Both of them can lead to depression and loss of hope. If you have both conditions, don’t learn to live with them. Learn to eliminate one of them from your life and reduce your pain. Since they are linked, it may be possible to be freScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.09.56 AMe of fibromyalgia if you can solve your Sleep Apnea problem. Did you know that 90% of people with sleep apnea don’t even know it?

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Weight … You don’t have to lose weight AND You can have great sleep?

I have read a lot of information on sleep apnea and it is often associated with being overweight. However, weight is not the direct cause of sleep apnea. It is estimated that nearly 35% of US adults are obese and it is estimated that 20% of US adults have sleep apnea. Even if these statistics overlap, this suggests that millions of adults are obese and do not have sleep apnea. Now, I am an athletic person who has been skinny most of my life. In fact, when I was in high schoolScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.25.05 AM, I was embarrassed when all of my friends were growing taller and more muscular and I was stuck at 5’5″ and on the skinny side. In my 2 years of research and eliminating sleep apnea, I have found that good posture is a key contributor to the quality of sleep. If being overweight degrades your posture then yes, it is indirectly related to sleep apnea. If you are overweight and have sleep apnea, please contact me. I would be interested in hearing your story and seeing if my method of overcoming sleep apnea can also help you.

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CDC Epidemic Surprise … not Ebola … but Insufficient Sleep

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been in the news lately with the first US Ebola case. So, I saw this article and wanted to fill you in. The CDC has declared that “Insufficient Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic” (http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/). In a March 4, 2011 newsletter, they stated that 48% of their population sample snored and 4.7% nodded off or fell asleep while driving. This is a serious matter because I believe that most people do NOT want to sleep and drive but sometimes, they don’t know how to fix it.

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Why Sleeping Pills may NOT cure Insomnia

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.45.22 AMGuess what? It turns out that taking sleeping pills may not be the cure you are looking for. An article was just published today that discusses new research linking insomnia and sleep apnea. From a group of insomnia patients, “91 percent of those who completed a sleep study suffered from previously undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea” (http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/life/2014/10/05/new-research-links-insomnia-sleep-apnea/16645087/). Sleeping pills have a lot of side effects including addiction, dizziness, uncontrollable shaking, and impairment (http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/understanding-the-side-effects-of-sleeping-pills). So, you may want to figure out if you have Sleep Apnea as soon as possible. I wrote a post about simple sleep apnea indicators (http://wp.me/p5950Y-1w) not too long ago. Check it out to see if you may have this condition.

 

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Poor Sleep = Higher suicide risk

I just read an article on a subject that needs more attention … that is how poor sleep can affect your psyche. The study, performed by the Stanford Mood Disorders Center, as described in the article, shows that “individuals who do not sleep well are at increased risk for death by suicide, irrespective of mood” (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831522). I can attest to the fact that severe sleep apnea caused me to not think clearly, have road rage (which shocked me), and feel severely depressScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.02.42 AMed. So, I can understand how over a long period of time, someone could lose hope depending on the severity of the sleep apnea condition. This also coincides with another post discussing a study that linked sleep apnea with brain damage (http://wp.me/p5950Y-2n). This is why it is so important for people to overcome their sleep apnea as soon as possible.

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The surprising contributor to Great Sleep

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.00.17 AMHaving severe sleep apnea was a blessing in disguise. It was painful in a lot of ways but I am happy to have gone through that. I gained a lot of emotional strength and I have more empathy for people that have this debilitating affliction. Since my sleep condition was so bad, I had to figure out every little improvement I could find. During that 2 year journey of researching a lot of different devices and theories, I learned what makes great sleep possible. At first, I thought it had to do with tongue exercises and tongue position. So, I spent a lot of time focusing on that. I found that tongue exercises didn’t help me at all. What I discovered was that posture directly affects the quality of sleep. After I figured that out, I created a simple upper body exercise and sleep position that helps prevent the throat from closing down. The upper body exercise squeezes the shoulder blades together while opening up the chest area and relaxing the neck muscles. The sleep position emphasizes that the hands should be at or above your head while sleeping. This helps maintain good posture while sleeping. I hope you receive the best sleep possible and heal yourself, as I have.

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Shhh … there is a secret nobody wants to talk about … Sleep Apnea damages your brain

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.04.26 AMAn article that I read today discussed research about sleep apnea and brain damage. In the article, the lead researcher says, “We know there is injury to the brain from sleep apnea and we also know that the heart has problems pumping blood to the body, and potentially also to the brain.” (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/282413.php). This is why it is so important for people to do everything they can to overcome their sleep apnea condition and do it as soon as possible. I think people want to be healed but they don’t know how to accomplish that. I didn’t either until I discovered a cure for myself after 2 years of research.

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Sleep Apnea Surgery? H*LL No.

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.54.33 AMA family friend had surgery to cure his sleep apnea condition. It was a procedure to remove excess tissue from the soft palate and pharynx. Unfortunately, he had to suffer through recovery and his sleep apnea eventually returned. If that was me, I would have been pretty upset at the whole experience. I read an article on NPR that documented one person’s journey through Sleep Apnea surgery (http://www.npr.org/2011/03/14/134467782/how-to-beat-sleep-apnea-cut-it-out-surgically). In the article, the sleep specialist was discussing the same surgery that my family friend went through and said “… patients need a series of surgeries to completely treat apnea. And even then, success rates aren’t high; they’re effective only 20 to 30 percent of the time.” At the end of the article, she said “noninvasive measures are always the first lines of defense”. I wonder if the patient mentioned in the article, Daniel Sheiner, is still Sleep Apnea free today?

At the extreme end of the scale, an article was published today about a young girl whose Sleep Apnea surgery went awry (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/reversal-sought-california-girls-brain-death-25936725). I hope this doesn’t happen very often. Whenever you have surgery, you are taking a risk that something may go horribly wrong.

Why go through something so painful when you can have restful sleep by doing a quick one (1) minute treatment? Read my free eBook (http://wp.me/P5950Y-d) for the non-surgical cure.

 

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Does Sleep Apnea affect your love life?

 

I wanted to know if people think sleep apnea affects their love life. My answer is yes. When I had sleep apnea, it was much more difficult for me to be relaxed. I could always feel the adrenaline running throughout my body. I attribute that to sleep apnea. As soon as I started getting better sleep, my senses came alive. I was able to smell scents wafting through the air whereas before, I didn’t notice any scents at all. Colors seemed much more vibrant. I woke up happier than previously. I was able to catch the subtext of conversations whereas before, those cues would pass over my head. It was much easier to joke and be laid back with people. Back in 2010, I didn’t even know I had sleep apnea but I realized that I needed to figure out ways to counteract the adrenaline in my system. So, I discovered many other methods to relax my nervous system besides getting good sleep. In other words, how to negate some of the effects of sleep apnea. That journey helped me to meet my fiance in early 2013.

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Oral Fixation and Sleep Apnea

After I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, I started trying various oral devices. The first one was used for exercising the “smiling” muscles. I tried it for a couple of weeks and I didn’t see a lot of improvement. In the literature, it states that results may not occur for several months. Several months? I couldn’t wait that long. The second device worked by keeping the tongue forward using suction. I couldn’t get any sleep with that one and I looked like a big baby with a pacifier. So, I returned it. The third device did some good. It worked by keeping the lower jaw forward while I slept. However, I found that bacteria accumulated even when I cleaned it and it smelled and looked horrible. I eventually got rid of that one too.

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CPAP Fail

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.38.39 AMWhen I was first diagnosed with sleep apnea, I was prescribed a CPAP machine. This is a device that consists of an air compressor, a mask, and some tubing. After a few days of not sleeping due to the noise and discomfort, I put it in the closet and found out that many other people do the same thing. Even if you can use this device and get uninterrupted sleep, you have to take it with you when you go on vacation. I guess that I am a bit lazy and always believe that there is a better way to do things. That is why I started researching ways to overcome sleep apnea without using a CPAP. After two years of research and trying out countless theories and devices, I finally figured it out.

Read my free eBook (http://wp.me/P5950Y-d) for eliminating Snoring and Sleep Apnea without a CPAP.

 

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Recliner chairs = Great Sleep

I found a company that sells an amazingly comfortable and ergonomic recliner chair and I get great sleep in it. Unfortunately, it is quite expensive. If you have severe sleep apnea, you know that getting just one good night of sleep is a dream come true. So, if you can afford it, do it. It feels great. When you use it, don’t recline all the way back because you may still experience sleep apnea in that position.

However, I think that you can overcome Snoring and Sleep Apnea by reading my free eBook (http://wp.me/P5950Y-d).

 

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Little known ways to Know … if you have Sleep Apnea

As I went through my sleep apnea ordeal, I noticed a few things that indicated whether or not I had slept well. The obvious one is being tired. However, the not so obvious ones may give you insight into a possible sleep apnea condition, however mild or severe.

When I don’t get good sleep, I immediately am able to get up out of bed wide awake. I don’t yawn or stretch in bed. My hands are very weak. I have a headache. Sometimes, I have an upset stomach. My oxygenation is below 98%. My pulse is in the 70s or 80s. By the way, I found that my pulse was a great indicator of how well I slept. If my pulse was in the 50s or 60s, my sleep was pretty good. If my pulse was in the 70s, I would be tired but it didn’t affect my ability to be productive. If my pulse was in the 80s, I would struggle to be productive and relaxed and if there were any minor agitations at work, confrontation with others was inevitable. Either way, it was not a good day. If I kept my mouth shut when something agitated me, I lost a bit of confidence and if I did say something in the heat of the moment, I usually put my foot in my mouth, so to speak.

My theory is Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 10.14.14 AMthat yawning and stretching in bed when you wake up is the body’s way of maintaining the muscle tone in the neck and throat area that prevent sleep apnea and snoring. So, if you stop doing this, you will eventually drop into a catch-22 cycle that is difficult to get out of and sleep apnea is the result.

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Welcome

Hello. This is the first post of my new blog, thesumidaway.com. I was diagnosed with severe Sleep Apnea a couple of years ago and have recently figured out a way to get great sleep. I feel so much better now. I am happier and less anxious than before. I have written an eBook that describes my situation in more detail. Please go ahead and download it (http://wp.me/P5950Y-d). It is free of charge because I want everyone to be healed of this affliction.

Best Regards,

Jon Sumida