Guess what? Eating … can cause Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 9.31.50 AMIt sounds bizarre but it is true. Eating things that require a lot of hard chewing, like a well done steak, hard bread, or hard caramel, cause the muscles in the jaw to clamp down and restrict the air pathway. The question is can your jaw muscles relax after hard chewing. I think for most people that is the case. However, my sleep apnea condition became severe when I started working out with weights and I clenched my jaw as I strained to pump out those last reps. Hard chewing exacerbated that condition and prevented my jaw from being able to relax at night. Even one (1) millimeter of jaw restriction can make a difference in your sleep quality. Certainly, one (1) millimeter won’t cause you to go from great sleep to sleep apnea but it can cause you to start snoring if you combine that with drinking alcohol or any other combination of things that cause degraded sleep quality. It can also cause you to go from an existing snoring condition to sleep apnea. Ever since I solved my snoring and sleep apnea condition, I have been getting restful sleep because I stretch my jaw muscles and strengthen my throat muscles just before going to bed. As the muscles in my jaw have continued to relax, I have noticed less tension in the rest of my body. That is how I became more aware of the strain on my jaw muscles when I chewed hard food items. If you snore or have sleep apnea, I hope this bit of information helps you.

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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” ( 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.