There is no doubt that Sleep Apnoea exists and is a valid and extremely debilitating condition. The actual statistics on the successful patient compliance with CPAP are difficult to obtain as it is in the interests of the industry to overstate the effectiveness. They ‘fail’ to take into account those machines that have been prescribed, purchased, trialled and then left lying about in a cupboard because the user just cannot tolerate the device. According to our in-house records less than 16% of the people that we see are able to use CPAP effectively.
There are two major factors which trigger the breathing response:
-The pH of the blood, more specifically the movement towards pH7.8 and alkalosis.
-The hypoxic drive to breathe created by reduction of oxygen to the brain.
What appears to be totally ignored, relative to the above, is the fact that both of these mechanisms are controlled and regulated by the levels of CO2 in the body. ANY mechanism that regulates breathing and increases CO2 levels will automatically reduce the incidence of apnoeas using the following well known facts:
- CO2 combines with water to produce Carbonic Acid which is used to buffer the alkaline blood back to the correct pH.
- The return to pH 7.35 then allows the oxy-haemoglobin bond to dissolve and release O2 to the body’s cells.
Thousands of patients have regained normal sleeping patterns, stopped snoring, no longer have sleep apnoea and/or restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement, by learning this simple way of retraining breathing back to the way it was designed to be.
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