While I am not being treated for my central sleep apnea I am on the downhill slide. I can feel my heart working to hard and no matter how much I sleep I do not feel rested. I am patiently waiting for my new machine to arrive.
In the midst of this it is winter in Alaska. Not much sun with any patooties in it yet. I have been taking D3 and a cal/mag supplement.
Getting it dialed in has been interesting. It comes back to how does it make you feel? There is an improvement in my sleep and as the guy above points out is hard to define but knows it is doing some good.
I always test low but then I did not realize the importance of magnesium.
I have upped the amount of greens I eat a lot since studying up on it.
I was shocked at how much greens it really takes to give us some balance in our nutrition.
I am still aimed at the mechanical therapy. I still feel like my body has betrayed me but I embrace what helps. There is no doubt in my mind that most of these conditions can be fixed in a natural way but it is so individual I do not see some kind of magic bullet for everyone.
It is a matter of listening to our selves and being like a detective gathering the evidence.
The time is not that far off where we will have our own home doctor. A machine that can scan us at home while referring to a lifetime medical history. It will tell us when we are deficient or getting too much and keep us informed of a wide variety of conditions. With ongoing software updates it will be one of the amazing innovations of the 21st Century.
I've spent the bulk of my life in the Southwestern USA. Grew up in El Paso (aka "Sun City) ran around in shorts and shirtless a good amount of that time and I drank milk like it was going out of style. Thus, I have had a bodacious amount of vitamin D, and oddly enough the science suggests that a lack of this vitamin is linked to multiple sclerosis (which I was diagnosed with not quite two years ago) and sleep apnea around the same time I was hit with MS.
I've been on a vitamin D supplement for 18 months, big doses, yet no improvement in sleep apnea.
I have a PhD from M.I.T.
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I wrote a book instead of just saying what I found worked for me. Entirely subjective. I found a good calcium/magnesium supplement with three kind of each in it. There is 1000mg. of calcium to 500mg. of magnesium with phosphorus and some D3. I took that for a few days and no difference in anything. I took a 10,000 IU D3 and that night had the best nights sleep in ages. I awakened with some brains.
As soon as I had some brain working I was able to do the internet searches that brought up this forum.
When I found this forum I found the info I needed to start getting CSA treatment again along a rational course.
I am far from being one hundred percent but compared to what I was before accidently hitting on some supplementation that helped I am doing good.
I had been trying different amounts of calcium and D3. By experimenting I found that it is the magnesium mixed in that is making things work right. By the way too much magnesium and you will be running to the bathroom as the laxative effect hits. Kind of an easy way to know what was too much.
Somehow for me I cannot say for anyone else the magnesium in the right amount made the D3 have some working value. It is not a cure but it is something.