Background to the syndrome
SAS (loud snoring/apnoea) is not really caused by overweight, alcohol consumption or a person’s gender. Overweight and alcohol consumption complicate every treatment and it would be better to be slim and athletic and not to consume any alcohol. Healthy people are not plagued by apnoea. The causes of SAS (according to my not yet published study which was produced together with a sleep-laboratory) are malpositions in the most important connection between cranium and spinal column. In such a case it has to be clarified whether the malposition is primary or secondary.
This part of the body has to be in balance. This balance is disturbed during the night and the anatomically correct position changed. Malpositions occur which lead to massive muscle tension and even more malpositions. The consequence of this is the formation of bottlenecks whereby the supply through the blood vessel is disturbed and vegetative nerves from and to the cranium are negatively affected. The important brain nerves regulating respiration now come out on both sides of the skull in order to supply organs in the region of the throat and the gastrointestinal tract. Bottlenecks disturb the control of the respiratory function.
The impairment of the vegetative nerves leads to loud snoring, apnoeas, cardiovascular disorders and eventually organ disfunctions and more. It is clear that one’s social environment, family, friends, employer and health insurance company also suffer under these circumstances.
Constant fatigue is a consequence of these long existing nightly disturbances.