A Case Study of Our Client with Sleep Apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea when throat muscles relax (most common)
- Central sleep apnea when the brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome when one has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea
The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:
- Loud snoring
- Episodes where you stop breathing during sleep
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Waking up with a dry mouth
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Difficulty paying attention while awake
Introducing the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) — a scale that tells whether you have sleep apnea and, if so, how serious it is:
|< 5||Normal (No Sleep Apnea)|
|5 - 14||Mild Sleep Apnea|
|15 - 30||Moderate Sleep Apnea|
|> 30||Severe Sleep Apnea|
Note: Consult a medical professional to get your AHI reading.
After being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, with an AHI of 41, in June 2019, our client was issued a CPAP machine, a device that uses positive pressure to keep the airway open while she's asleep, to treat her condition.
After months of continuous usage of the CPAP device, our client decided to explore alternative methods that would help to further improve her condition alongside the usage of her sleep machine. Hence, she decided to kickstart her journey with HQ Lingzhi's Reishi Mushroom Cracked Spores Powder Capsules.
In November 2019, she began taking 2 capsules a day before her sleep and here are the results:
Our client went back to her doctor in January 2020 for a review and her doctor was pleased to present her with positive results that showed huge improvement in her sleep. Her breathing became less irregular and her Apnea-Hypopnea Index (also known as AHI) had since dropped to 1-2 a night, with the most drastic improvement seen in December 2020.
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So, what's Reishi Mushrooms got to do with sleep?
Lingzhi (A.K.A Reishi mushrooms or Ganoderma lucidum) Cracked Spores Powder Capsules further aids in a better night of sleep by supporting healthy endocrine functions in the body — which regulates hormones like melatonin and cortisol.
Melatonin — a hormone triggered by darkness that encourages sleep. Melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant, which provides a variety of other benefits such as supporting eye health, treating stomach ulcers and heartburn, easing tinnitus symptoms and even raise growth hormone levels.
Tip: Artificial light can prohibit the secretion of melatonin, and who amongst us doesn't deal with a bulk of glaring light from our phone screens right before we sleep? Lingzhi promotes healthy endocrine regulation, which in turn, helps inter-endocrine cells to produce melatonin.
Cortisol — the body’s built in alarm system, best known for fuelling the body’s ‘fight or flight’ instincts, but is also important for its roles with metabolism, inflammation, blood sugar levels, and the waking and sleeping cycle. When the body is on high alert, more cortisol is released from the adrenals with the focus on survival. That means that secondary functions like digestion, reproduction and immunity get put on hold.
So...what if you’re under constant stress, and the alarm button stays on?
Chronic stress takes a toll on the body and mind, and can lead to other health problems including anxiety, depression, heart disease, and trouble sleeping. Taking steps to relax the mind and body to cope with stressful triggers can greatly improve the body’s stress response.
Bonus: Lingzhi is also classified as a nervine herb, which calms and tones the mind, nervous system and 'Qi', promoting relaxation and improving sleep quality.
Hence, with every Lingzhi capsule you take, you'll be a step closer towards a more natural sleep cycle! Ready to invest in a box of Lingzhi capsules to improve your sleep quality? Shop our Lingzhi Health Supplements online now.