What everyone Ought to know about Sleep Apnea … passing it to future generations

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 9.19.03 AMHearing your child snore is no laughing matter. A leading expert on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), David Gozal, concludes in an article, “that OSA can reduce a child’s IQ by as many as 10 points and increases the risk of childhood obesity” (http://sciencelife.uchospitals.edu/2012/03/01/the-deep-impact-of-childhood-sleep-apnea/). Even worse, the article, describing his 2012 study, stated “it looked at DNA from children 5 to 10 years old with sleep apnea and found that it displayed increased methylation in the Forkhead box P3 gene (FOXP3), which plays a role in keeping a tight lid on immune system responses”. DNA methylation is an indicator of epigenetic changes. In other words, if not cured, the OSA could be passed on to future generations. Now, that is really scary. It is bad enough to have a debilitating condition like sleep apnea but to pass it to future generations adds a bit more stress. That is why I believe that people should focus extremely hard on solving their sleep apnea condition. I did research for 2 years before I finally cured myself without using any sleep apnea medical devices.

 

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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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