Upper Airway Obstruction (UAO) may be partial, in the case of snoring or complete, in the case of obstructive sleep apnea. Narrowing of the upper airway, during sleep, causes this often-serious condition, affecting millions of people worldwide. The soft tissues of the throat (uvula and soft palate) may come into partial or total contact on the back wall of the upper airway. When the contact is partial or intermittent, snoring (a loud vibration of these soft tissues) may result. The tongue may also drop posteriorly onto the back wall of the upper airway, coming into contact with these soft tissues, thus forming a tight blockage, preventing any air from entering the lungs. Respiratory effort on the part of the diaphragm, and chest may cause the blockage to seal tighter. In order to breathe the person must arouse or awaken, causing tension in the tongue, and thereby opening the airway, allowing air to pass into the lungs. Apnea, sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea is defined as the cessation of breathing for 10 or more seconds while asleep. Traditional methods of treatment usually involve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices.
With Matrix Repatterning, we have identified many injuries, which can result in mechanical distortion of the upper airway and cause the tongue to be drawn downward into the throat. Practitioners trained in these techniques have been able to provide many people… and their sleeping partners, with relief from this condition, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of a much quieter and more restful night’s sleep.
To find out more about how Matrix Repatterning can help you recover from the effects of snoring or sleep apnea, and many other conditions, contact us or go to the ‘Find a Practitioner’ section of this website, to locate a CMRP in your area.