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Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

A growing body of research is finding a link between sleep disorders and weight gain. And it can be a vicious cycle. Insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain, which can lead to sleep apnea, which produces more sleep deprivation and more packing on of the pounds. Better sleep and breathing leads to better metabolism, sleep apnea causes inflammation, stores calories, treatment helps weight loss.

Experts continue to emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes, especially weight loss for treating obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which the airway becomes blocked during sleep, interrupting breathing—sometimes dozens of times during a single night. Having obstructive sleep apnea puts you at risk for a number of other conditions, including high blood pressure and stroke.

Losing just 10% of body weight can have a big effect on sleep apnea symptoms. In some cases, losing a significant amount of weight can even cure the condition.

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March 18, 2019 Blog, Health, Sleep Habits, Uncategorized