Sleep Apnea Haleyville AL

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

VanEssa Ann Ragland
(205) 486-8899
42320 Highway 195
Haleyville, AL
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General Practice, Family Practice

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Vanessa A Ragland, DO
(205) 486-8899
42320 Highway 195
Haleyville, AL
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General Practice
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Female
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Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1984
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Hospital: Lakeland Comm Hosp, Haleyville, Al
Group Practice: Baptist Health Ctr

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Hank Sung Lee
(205) 485-7284
42030 Hwy 195
Haleyville, AL
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Family Practice

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Bernard W Simieritsch
(205) 489-3322
15341 Highway 278
Double Springs, AL
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Family Practice

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James Moody
(256) 747-1186
16356 Co Rd 41
Addison, AL
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Family Practice

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Venkatapuram Ramesh Reddy
(205) 486-8899
42320 Highway 195
Haleyville, AL
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Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine

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Jeffrey Wayne Long
(205) 486-8899
42320 Highway 195
Haleyville, AL
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Family Practice

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Boyde J Harrison
(205) 486-5234
904 26th Street
Haleyville, AL
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Family Practice

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John Edgar Moody, MD
(256) 747-1186
PO Box 397
Addison, AL
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General Practice
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1962

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Richard Lowe
Hwy 195 E
Haleyville, AL
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General Practice

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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