Treatment protocol aims at:
- Relief from symptoms of sleep apnea.
- Prevent complications of sleep apnea,
- Support overall health of the body that is weakened due to distrubed sleep.
The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol.
Throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep that create an episode of breathing which stops and starts during sleep with snoring. Incomplete sleep during night causes day time sleep and irritability, restlessness, mood changes etc.
Headaches are most commonly experienced by patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea when the oxygen level drops due to the intermittent breathing caused by obstructive sleep apnea. People who have obstructive sleep apnea tend to sleep with their mouths open resulting in Dry mouth.
- Arogyavardhini vati, Vacha, Surasa, Guduchi will correct the metabolism and treat the blocked throat and nasal passages, these herbs also help to balance the vitiated doshas.
- Kanchanara guggulu is very effective in treating sleep apnea due to obesity.
- Jatamansi, vacha will help to calm down the nerves and treat fatigue.
(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)
Other therapies - Virecana (Purgation) , Udwarthanam(powder massage), Abhyanga (body massage), Padabhyanga (foot massage), shiroabhyanga (head massage) with medicated oils. Shirodhara (Pouring medicated liquids/milk/ water/ oils) on head, Takra dhara (Pouring medicated buttermilk all over the body).