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Last Updated: Apr 05, 2024

Homeopathic Treatment For Sleep Apnea Problem

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Dr. Prashant K VaidyaHomeopathy Doctor • 16 Years Exp.Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
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Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which there is a pause in the breathing while a person is sleeping. In sleep apnea, the breathing stops and starts. It occurs repeatedly when you take a nap, especially at night. Even after snoring loudly at night, if you're still feeling tired, then it can be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea problems also lead to decrease in the level of oxygen. 

The complications of sleep apnea are

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea are listed below

  • Episode during which the breathing breaks during the sleep which is noticed by another person
  • Irritability
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Problems in paying attention 
  • Morning headache
  • When you wake up, you're having a dry mouth
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Loud snoring.

The main causes of sleep apnea are as follows


Smoking leads to the problem of sleep apnea. Due to smoking, swelling is caused in the neck and throat. It decreases the space left for the flow of air. It reduces the flow of oxygen which leads to breathing problems.


Obesity can also cause sleep apnea. Fats deposit in the upper side of the respiratory tract causing the decrease in the size of the airway. People who are having the problem of obesity may have the sleeping apnea problem.

A narrowed airway

A narrowed airway can cause the sleep apnea problem. When the muscles at the back of the throat relax, then the airway becomes narrow. The narrowing of the airway leads to the decrease of flow of oxygen during the sleep which leads to the problem of sleeping apnea.

Use of alcohol

Use of alcohol leads to the problem of sleeping apnea. When you consume alcohol, there is a relaxation in the muscles of the throat. This relaxation of the muscles may cause the problem of sleeping apnea.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion causes breathing problems due to the consumption of alcohol, common cold, allergies, smoking etc. It leads to sleeping apnea problems.

The other causes of sleeping apnea are

  • Hypothyroidism
  • A narrow throat
  • Problem with nose structure
  • Being older
  • Neck circumference
  • Stroke
  • Heart disorders.

Homeopathic treatment for sleep apnea problem

Homeopathic treatment is the treatment given to the patients with the use of very small quantities of drugs. Homeopathic medicines are made from the plants. Homeopathic treatment is also considered as the best and safe treatment as it doesn't have any side effects as the allopathic treatment has.

The homeopathic treatment can also prevent the sleep apnea problem.

The homeopathic treatment for Sleep Apnea Problem are as follows


Lachesis is considered as the best homeopathic medicine for curing sleep apnea. Lachesis cures the sleeping problem caused due to the frequent relaxation of the throat muscles. If you're suffering from sleep apnea, you can take the medicine Lachesis.


Opium is another homeopathic medicine which can help in curing sleeping apnea disease. It may be used as drinking tincture, pill or even smoked. Opium can prevent the sleep apnea problem thereby decreasing the pause in the breathing during the sleep. It is given mainly to the patients who have a problem of confusion after waking up.


Sulphur is another common homeopathic medicine which helps in curing the sleeping apnea problem. It is most effective in old age people. It helps in preventing the break or inability to sleep at night.

Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album is another homeopathic remedy for preventing the disease of sleep apnea. It reduces the breathing difficulties and reduces the breaks during sleep.  

Grindelia Robusta

Grindelia Robusta is a homeopathic medicine given to the person who has the sleep apnea problem. Grindelia Robusta is given to prevent the problem of breathing.


Sambucus is a medicine which helps in curing sleep apnea disease. It is effective mainly for the problem of sleep apnea in children. It cures the sleeping problem caused due to the frequent relaxation of the back of the throat muscles in children. So, if sleep apnea is found in the children, you can give them the sambucus medicine.

Ammonium Carb

Ammonium Carb is another homeopathic medicine which cures the sleeping apnea problem. You can use ammonium carb when you have the following symptoms such as inability to breathe through the nose, blocked nose at night etc. The following symptoms can also cause the sleep apnea problem. So, if you have a sleep apnea problem, you can take the ammonium carb medicine.


Ignatia is the homeopathic medicine used for curing the sleep apnea. When you have symptoms of sobbing and deep sighing, ignatia is considered as the most effective medicine. Deep sighing respiration can lead to the sleep apnea problem. So, if you have deep sighing, sobbing symptoms, you can take the Ignatia medicine.

Cenchris Contortrix

Cenchris Contortrix is another common homeopathic medicine which helps in curing the sleeping apnea problem. It is given in a situation when the sleep is full of vivid dreams. The vivid dream can lead to the sleep apnea problem. So, if you're having vivid dreams, you can take the cenchris contortrix medicine.


I would like to thank you for giving your precious time to read this article. I hope you got proper and relevant information after reading this article. Sleep apnea problem refers to the sleep disorders caused due to the frequent pause in the breathing problem. The signs of sleep apnea problems are morning awakening with a dry mouth, headaches, gasping for air during sleep. You can prevent apnea problems by exercising regularly, avoiding smoking, losing weight, avoiding taking sleeping pills, using a nasal decongestant, drinking alcohol in a moderate amount, avoiding sleeping at the back etc.


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