Some days it feels like you’re trying to take a stroll in a swimming pool. You’re slow and sluggish. Your energy tank is running on empty. And you’re so sleepy the moment you stop and sit down, you’re liable to take an accidental cat nap.
If this sounds familiar, but you don’t know WHY it’s happening, I might have the answer. Because new research reveals what could be the hidden cause of those low energy days.
If you have difficulty getting things done during the day, THIS could be why. It’s not the “usual suspects,” like age, illness, or even meds.
In fact, it occurs at night while you’re sleeping and at your most vulnerable. And it’s so sneaky you likely won’t even know it’s happening.
But as the new study shows, this energy-sucking condition CAN be found and fixed. And you can get back to your old active self.
NIGHTTIME condition causes DAYTIME struggles
Poor sleep at night can ruin your days. There’s no mystery there. We all know that. But the truth is it’s NOT always obvious when you’re having poor sleep.
Sleep troubles aren’t just about tossing and turning and staring at the clock. You could think you’re getting all the rest you need and STILL be missing out because of an often-hidden condition called sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea causes sufferers to stop breathing throughout the night. In some cases, it may occur hundreds of times during a single night’s sleep. Yet you never FULLY wake up. And typically, you have no memory of it happening.
Obviously, having your breath cut off repeatedly means you’re not getting good quality sleep. And while you might think you’re knocked out for a full eight hours every night with all those sleep interruptions, there’s no avoiding feeling sluggish and sleepy all day long.
But new research reveals how restoring your breathing at night could lead to better, energy-filled days that are jam-packed with all the activities you love.
The new study looked at folks between 45 and 75 with sleep apnea. Some got treatment with CPAP, which is basically an air pressure machine designed to keep your airway open and eliminate those breathless episodes. Others didn’t.
The folks who had the CPAP reported having significantly more energy during the day. And it wasn’t JUST a feeling. That feeling translated into real-world results.
The CPAP users were 20 percent more active on average. In fact, they had so much extra energy that they were far more likely to get the daily levels of recommended activity.
Ditch the sleep apnea for an energy boost
There are TWO downsides to the study.
First, as I mentioned, many people with sleep apnea DON’T know they have it. But you could have the condition yourself if you find you…
- often wake up with a sore throat or headache
- aren’t rested after what seems like a full night of sleep
- hit a low-energy wall in the middle of the day
If you’re married, your spouse may be able to help decide if you have apnea, also. The condition is usually marked by loud snoring following by silence, labored breathing, or a snort as you resume breathing.
Or your doctor can help. There are at-home tests to determine if you have apnea. Or he may order a sleep study to help with your diagnosis.
And second, CPAP itself has some of its own downsides.
For some folks wearing the mask can interfere with sleep. Although it corrects the breathing issue, it can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, noisy. The machine can also dry out your mouth and throat. Plus, it can restrict your movements if you’re an active sleeper.
The alternative, however, makes it worth getting used to for many folks. But fortunately, it’s NOT your only option for better oxygen flow at night.
First, lose some weight. Studies show losing as little as five percent of your weight can make a huge difference when it comes to sleep apnea symptoms. And in some cases, shedding even more weight can sometimes cure the condition completely.
And second…well, you’re going to have to trust me on this one because it might sound a little nuts. But research has shown TONGUE exercises can actually help.
A stronger tongue can make it far less likely to block your airways at night. And the “exercises” are so easy anyone can learn to do them in just a couple of minutes. Heck, you won’t even have to break a sweat.
I’ve got the simple, free instructions RIGHT HERE so you can get started TODAY and have more energy by TOMORROW.
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