OK guys, I get it… you all want to know about the connection between food additives and snoring and sleep apnea.
This information was a small part of what Sue Dengate helped us with in the series Sleep With The Experts.
Here are some of the food additives, colorings etc associated with snoring and sleep apnea:
- sunset yellow 110
- bread preservative 282 calcium propionate (not in Bakers Delight, Brumbies and Banjo’s Brands – which are Australian brands).? Calcium propionate doesn’t always show on labels because of the 5% labeling loophole in Australia (if its less than 5% of content it doesn’t have to appear on the label.. so it doesn’t – of course.) Since Sue Dengate’s lobbying there may be other brands that are OK.. but you will have to reference them on her site to keep up with it.
- 282 can appear in other foodstuffs too, not just bread.
- MSG 621
- fumes from matresses (generally new ones)
- a2 milk is more tolerable than a1 milk, even better than soy milk for some snorers too.
According to Sue Dengate’s research, if you suspect you have sleep apnea you might have to check all the nasty additives on her nasty additives list. There are over 50 of them.
Here’s the link to the nasty additives list: