Yerba Mate tea

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Yerba Mate tea

Post by Denase » Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:23 am

I have been drinking Yerba Mate tea and my AHI numbers are down. Last night was .7 with no other changes to pressure, mask, or any other parameters.
I have used CPAP for close to 20 years and an AHI near 1 is a really good night for me. With most nights ranging from 2 to 4 AHI mixed obstructive and central apnea.
Last night no centrals at all.
Has anyone else tried this tea?

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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by Julie » Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:06 am

No, but I'd wait a bit longer to see if the tea is responsible or just coincidental... Experiment a bit.

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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by Denase » Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:10 am

I have, I drank Yerba Mate for several weeks and noticed a difference. I ran out and didn't buy any for a while my AHI went up. So I purchased more and after a few days my numbers are back down. So maybe it is just me, was hoping someone else had tried it.

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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by ChicagoGranny » Mon Jul 01, 2024 5:56 am

It claims to have 80 mg of caffeine per 8-ounce cup. Your AHI probably went down because you are awake more during the night. And, it's not sure that your AHI change is statistically significant.
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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by Denase » Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:55 am

Maybe but I usually drink coffee only in the AM but have substituted with Yerba mate. I never drink caffeinated drinks after noon.

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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by ChicagoGranny » Mon Jul 01, 2024 2:02 pm

Denase wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:55 am
Maybe but I usually drink coffee only in the AM but have substituted with Yerba mate.
How many cups of coffee in the past, and now how many of Yerba?
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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by Denase » Mon Jul 01, 2024 6:30 pm

Three cups of coffee in the morning, now it"s Yerba Mate. Google says 95 mg caffeine in one cup of coffee vs 80 mg for Yerba.
So I don't think it's caffeine.

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Re: Yerba Mate tea

Post by ChicagoGranny » Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:58 am

Denase wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2024 6:30 pm
Three cups of coffee in the morning, now it"s Yerba Mate. Google says 95 mg caffeine in one cup of coffee vs 80 mg for Yerba.
So I don't think it's caffeine.
Personally, I'm skeptical that any ingredient in Yerba Mate promotes sleep. But forget that I said that. If you think it promotes sleep, it might!
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