Sleep Apnea &
Chronic Nasal Blockage
When Endonasal Cranial Adjusting is performed, an endonasal balloon is inflated in one of the two nasal breathing passages one to six times each treatment (This depends on your individual misalignment pattern). The nasal breathing passages from where the bony part of your nose is to the back of your throat is made larger. So, you start breathing out of a bigger pipe. Many have told me to the effect of, “You just installed a new window in my face.”
“My nasal passages haven’t been this clear since I was a kid!”
Jason N. – San Jose, CA
The location and depth of the balloon is very important as different areas of the breathing passages can be targeted. Soon into the care, the usual response is an enthusiastic, “I can breathe!”
When a person snores, the noisy inhalation and exhalation of air through the mouth, or back of the throat, creates the noise of snoring. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often associated with snoring. It is the chronically clogged or narrow nose and its inability to breathe that force the need to breathe through the mouth. Tissues at the back of the throat can collapse on eachother and a full obstruction then takes place. This is why the procedure for anxiety is similar to that of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Cranial adjusting opens the nasal airway; the need for mouth breathing is diminished or gone. I must say that proper hydration is essential for this procedure to work for you. If you start the day with a lot of coffee, don’t drink water and end the day with wine, then you may not get help until you get hydrated.
Many have returned their CPAP machines and called themselves cured from sleep apnea after Endonasal Cranial Adjusting. You may say, “Sleep apnea is coming from the brain shutting down the breathing and is not a mechanical distortion.” With Endonasal Cranial Adjusting, your breathing will open up and your brain will be instructing your body with more clarity and efficiency. Note that there is less improvement for the person with sleep apnea whose tongue falls into the throat, blocking the passage of air down the throat. However, at that point, specific trigger point work in the throat musculature may help and has with many who have sought care with Dr. Fields. Please see our section on anxiety as the techniques shown for increasing ease of breath also apply to sleep apnea.
I urge you to take snoring, sleep apnea and nasal blockage very seriously. When we are not getting enough air at night our heart has to pump faster. Many with these problems untreated end up with heart problems and even heart attacks.
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“I had sleep apnea for as long as I could remember. 10 to 15 hours of restless sleep per night was a norm for me but I would still feel fatigued throughout the day. Power naps did not work. Recently, I had a series of cranial adjustments with Dr Fields and now I sleep 7 to 8 hours and feel rested. My life has so improved. Thank you Dr. Fields!!!” Sam C., CMT – San Jose, CA