Forum · Sleep apnea and acupuncture

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[-] CreativeBrownCaribou1695 +0 points · almost 2 years ago

I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I usually wake up tired even after a full night's sleep. I have been reading a lot of blogs related to this condition. The recent blog which I read, http://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2014/11/20/acupuncture-may-help-sleep-apnea says that acupuncture may help with my condition. Is it true? I have taken an appointment with Dynamic Physiotherapy, who does acupuncture. Before I go for it, I would like to get a second opinion. Does it really work? Has anyone tried this? Please advise!

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[-] DanM +1 point · almost 2 years ago Sleep Commentator

Hello @CreativeBrownCaribou1695. Thanks for posting on the forum! I have not tried acupuncture for sleep apnea, but I have tried it for stress reduction and relaxation, and the experience was a good one for me. I have not heard or read much on the topic of sleep apnea treatment with acupuncture, but there have been a couple of small studies that have published some data. Here are links to some information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20615853 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023212 If you do try this, we would be interested in hearing about your experience! Are there any other members out there with any experience with acupuncture for sleep apnea that can share an experience? Thanks! -Dan

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