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Have I just found the cure for Sleep Apnea?!


Question: Have I just found the cure for Sleep Apnea?
I suffer from sleep apnea, and I use a CPAP device to sleep at night. This device records an AHI, an apnea index. Normally, that index is around 5.0 for an average night for me. Last night, I took cough syrup - a Chinese brand, it says "Traditional Chinese Herbal Cough Syrup" on the box, and a name I can't read, because it's in Chinese. Guess what happened: For the first time ever, the AHI index read "0.0" in the morning. I was flabbergasted. Have I just discovered the cure for sleep apnea? Is it possibly one of the ingredients?

This is what's in it, according to a supplied ingredients list:

Tendrilleaf Fritillary Bulb
Loquat Leaf
Fourleaf Ladybell Root
Indian Bread
Pummelo Peel
Platycodon Root
Prepared Pinellia Tuber
Chinese Magnoliavine Fruit
Snakegourd Seed
Common Coltsfoot Flower
Thinleaf Milkwort Root
Bitter Apricot Seed
Fresh Ginger
Liquorice Root
Almond Extract
Menthol
Honey
Maltose
Syrup

Answers:

I tried to find information on the listed ingredients, and found this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin_Jiom_Pe…
I think it is your cough syrup, or at least a similar one.

"A study at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine published in a 1994 article, "Pharmacological studies of nin jion pei pa koa", indicated that Pei Pa Koa had significant effect on relieving coughs, removing sputum, relieving asthma in vivo and in vitro[2]."
So, this stuff has been looked at, and found helpful. If it cures your apnea, go for it! To me, it sounds somewhat dangerous - all of the ingredients I found on Wikipedia are listed as poisonous plants...
But most medicines are more or less toxic, so that shouldn't stop you if it's really helping you.



i think you need to try it at least another week to test it. it might just be a freaky coincidence.




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