Dallas Hypnosis Weight Loss is one solution for sleep apnea. An NPR.org article states.
Snoring was once considered a simple annoyance for bed partners, but there is a growing awareness in the medical community that the grunts and snorts of noisy sleepers can also be a sign of sleep apnea.
“Labs prescribe CPAP machines right away without first suggesting other strategies that could reduce apnea, such as losing weight or sleeping on your side.”
It’s a condition shown to increase the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart disease, stroke and dementia. Critics, however, worry that overnight tests to diagnose apnea, particularly those done in sleep labs, may be over-prescribed, at great cost to the health care system.
Over the past decade, the number of accredited sleep labs that test for the disorder has quadrupled, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. At the same time, insurer spending on the procedure has skyrocketed. Medicare payments for sleep testing increased from $62 million in 2001 to $235 million in 2009, according to the Office of the Inspector General.
Hypnosis can be prescribed by the physician to reduce weight and therefore the pressure on the upper body when lying prone, which reduces the symptoms in some patients.
Hypnosis is safe, with no drugs or restrictive diets. The program is designed to have the person’s body reduce weight naturally by altering habits.
- Reduce cravings
- Reduce number of calories per meal
- Increase physical activity
- Improve response to stress
- Reset body’s metabolism
If you suspect you might have sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about the benefits of weight loss and hypnosis for weight loss.
*Italic section is an excerpt from an NRP.org online article posted the week of Jan 13th, 2012.