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Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy,
Causes of Sleepiness and Insomnia
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I am a person with narcolepsy. I would like to spread the word about NADH as a possible treatment in disorders of hypersomnia.
NADH has been found to be effective in some cases of Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. It is being studied in Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression and Multiple Sclerosis.
This is the first non drug being investigated by the FDA for its potential in treating the above mentioned disorders. To my knowledge,no studies are being done by sleep researchers.
Neurotoxic effects from amphetamines may also be mediated by NADH.
For what it is worth.-- RZ
JUST READ YOUR SITE'S HOME PAGE AND SEVERAL OTHERS RELATING TO SLEEP APNIA AND GERD -- COULDN'T HELP WISHING I'D READ IT A MONTH OR SOONER. I'VE SUFFERED FROM GERD FOR YEARS, OFTEN WITH LONG PERIODS OF TIME WHEN I'D WAKE UP NIGHTLY VOMITING -- AND THIS PAST YEAR OR SO I'VE BEEN IRRITABLE, OFF-TEMPERED, I GUESS YOU COULD SAY, AND COULDN'T SEEM TO PERFORM DAILY TASKS ASSOCIATED WITH MY JOB. STRANGE THAT ONLY MY HUSBAND CONNECTED THE SLEEP APNIA WITH THE ACID REFLUX. HE SAID THEY WERE MAKING IT WORSE -- SO I ATTACKED THE GERD FIRST, AND HAVE BEEN TAKING PRILOSEC FOR OVER A YEAR. HOWEVER, I'M STILL NOT SLEEPING, SO I HAD A SLEEP STUDY DONE A MONTH AGO AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MILD APNEA, AND HAD SURGERY ON THE UVULA LAST WEEK. AT THE SLEEP STUDY, NOBODY CONNECTED THE TWO PROBLEMS, NO pH CHECK WAS DONE WITH IT -- WHAT A WASTE!
I'VE PRINTED OUT TWO ARTICLES AND WILL TAKE THEM HOME TO MY HUSBAND -- HE'LL GLOAT, I'M SURE, THAT HE SAW MORE THAN DID TWO SPECIALISTS OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR OR MORE.
THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION -- MAYBE I CAN PASS IT ALONG TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO NEEDS IT. -- DG
We run a small fan in our bedroom for the "white noise" but more importantly for the air movement. My husband sleeps better when he feels the air on his face.--TC
I would like to share the following experience: I was diagnosed as having Narcolepsy in 1976. and am taking Ritalin. It does not always work, unfortunately, and my doctor never suggested anything else.... chance led me to accupuncture. Ritalin never worked while sleep was already geting its hold over me..... accupuncture does ! IT ALSO SEEMS TO HAVE AN ACCUULATING EFFECT if regularily treated. Definitely worth trying in order to cut down medication. --M. L.Thank you for sending this--it truly is intriguing. I'll post it and see if anyone else has had a simillar experience. -Dr. Clark
I want to warn potential buyers about Sleep ------- [a strap worn under the chin and over the top of the head, marketed heavily via e-mails as a purported treatment for sleep apnea]. I bought it and it did NOTHING!! It costs over $65, is a couple pieces of stretchy cloth sewn together and it doesn't work, and they won't refund your money. Buyers should read the fine print.... they only refund for manufacturer's defects. Please share this with potential buyers of this product. Thank you. Nancy JonesI am not surprised by Nancy's experience. I see no compelling reason why this device should work and certainly question the advisability of the manufacturer's glowing claims in their advertising. -Dr. Clark
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