Sleep Tip of the Day #48 – Weight and Snoring/Sleep Apnea

Sleep Tip of the Day #48

Weight and Snoring/Sleep Apnea

Did you know that if you snore or have sleep apnea, and are overweight/obese, that losing weight might make a significant improvement in your sleep disordered breathing?

In a few randomized, controlled studies, overweight subjects with obstructive sleep apnea who lost weight showed an increase in the circumference of the upper airway.

Some subjects demonstrated significant improvement after losing ten pounds.

 

 

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