Sleep Disorders (SS)

R.H. Said Goodbye to Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

One of our patients, R.H., had extremely high blood pressure, along with heart failure and other cardiovascular problems. After we discovered he had severe sleep apnea, he borrowed a CPAP machine and used it while he was at the clinic. The very first night, R.H. slept more soundly than he had in 20 years.

After three weeks of treatment with CPAP and other therapies, R.H.’s energy rebounded, his exercise tolerance improved, and his blood pressure fell into the normal range.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

It Worked for Me Personally

My wife had gotten used to my noisy snoring, but the episodes when I stopped breathing really worried her. When I finally got tested in a sleep lab, I found out that I had an astounding 69 attacks of apnea in one hour alone!

I was immediately fitted with a CPAP machine and there’s not a night that goes by that I don’t use it—even when I’m traveling. Now, I literally sleep like a baby: no snoring, no tossing and turning, no starting and snorting to catch my breath. Instead, I quickly fall asleep and drift into and out of all the stages of sleep. I cannot describe to you how much more energy I have now that I am getting the rejuvenating benefits of sleep. And my wife likes its effects almost as much as I do.

— Julian Whitaker, MD*

I Slept an Unbelievable Six Hours

I have been using alternative procedures and herbs for over 20 years. I used Dr. Whitaker’s book, Reversing Diabetes, in 2006 to beat my diabetes in less than six months. When my blood pressure was out of control it took over year and half before I finally decided to get help from the Whitaker Wellness Institute’s Back to Health Program.

The doctors from my insurance company group were unable to find out what was wrong with me, but in less than 10 minutes the doctor at Whitaker Wellness told me it sounded like sleep apnea. On the sleep apnea (CPAP) machine the very first night I slept an unbelievable six hours.

The quality of care given by the doctors, the Whitaker staff, and the technicians was extraordinary. I saw people come in to the program on walkers all bent over and looking dead come back to life, standing tall, walking proud. It’s unbelievable but I saw these miracles with my own eyes!

— Donald Grayson*

Good Sleep Improves Quality of Life

C.S. is an energetic career woman with a stable home life, a good balance of work and play, and no health problems. She confided in me that, for the past 10 years, she could rarely fall asleep without taking one drug or another. From over-the-counter sleeping pills and antihistamines such as Benadryl to prescription drugs like Xanax, she’d been popping pills for insomnia for nearly a decade. Yet she would still lie awake at night, her mind full of anxious thoughts that would sometimes reach the point of panic attacks. As you can imagine, it was ruining her quality of life.

That all changed when started taking the natural sleep aids prescribed at the clinic. The first week, she felt less anxious and was able to fall asleep more quickly. As the months passed and her sleep continued to improve, her energy level, mood, work, relationships, and everything in her life got better.

— from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Metabolic Syndrome

We routinely test our patients who have metabolic syndrome to determine if they have sleep apnea, and it’s truly shocking how often the two conditions go hand in hand—and how seldom sleep apnea is diagnosed or treated.

When Dennis Detweiler came to the clinic, he had just about every sign and symptom of metabolic syndrome you can imagine, including high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, and excess weight in the abdominal area. He also had sleep difficulties.

Dennis hadn’t been sleeping for more than three hours at a stretch. He’d wake up at 3:00 almost every night, and he had so little energy he felt he could go back to sleep as soon as he got out of bed in the morning. No wonder. The overnight test we ran at the clinic revealed that in four hours, he had 45 apnea episodes in which he stopped breathing, and his oxygen saturation was dismally low.

He was given a trial of APAP (automatic positive airway pressure) while he was at the clinic, and although it took a few days to get used to it, he now sleeps an uninterrupted seven to nine hours per night and wakes up rested. Furthermore, and his metabolic risk factors are under control.

—    from Health & Healing by Julian Whitaker, MD

 *Individual Results May Vary 

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