From: B. Reusch reusch@...
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 7:54 PM
Subject: [ozonetherapy] Sleep apnea
How would ozone help correct sleep apnea?
Thanks for your help.
From: "Saul Pressman"
Date: Thu Dec 14, 2000 6:30 am
Subject: Re: [ozonetherapy] Sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is caused by:
1) soft tissue obstruction of the airway, or
2) some failure of respiratory control by the central nervous system
In the first case, there are several approaches, such as CPAP (constant
positive airway pressure) which prevents the tongue from falling back into
the throat; preventing the person from lying on their back during sleep; and
In the second case, ozone therapy (delivered by ear insufflation) has
helped some people by normalizing respiratory control. The exact mechanism
is not understood yet, but ozone therapy almost invariably results in
improved sleep. Probably it has to do with melatonin production and
resulting serotonin levels. Even in diseases which are not traditionally
treated with ozone, we have seen improvement in sleep, if nothing else.
Best of Health
Dr. Saul Pressman, DCh
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