Weight Loss May Improve Sleep Apnea

Being obese or overweight makes you a good candidate for obstructive sleep apnea. During a study overweight and obese men who lost weight on a severly restricted diet (over a period of 9 weeks) saw major improvements in their sleep apnea symptoms. Those with the most severe sleep apnea had the biggest improvements in symptoms. Those who lost the most weight improved the most.

By Salynn Boyles June 1, 2011 — Weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for patients with sleep apnea who are overweight or obese, a study shows. Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder

Weight gain could transform a chronic snorer to a sleep apnea sufferer. However sleep apnea could be anaged in some cases, by losing excess weight.

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