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.
Latest posts by Physician Reviewed M.D. (see all)
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: Sleep Apnea in Child, Depression and Sleep, MVA and OSA, Morphine & Sleep - September 2, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor: What about 6 Hours of Sleep? Depression and Sleep Apnea? Traveling with CPAP? - August 28, 2018
- Ask The Sleep Doctor – Sleep Apnea and ischemic optic neuropathy - August 2, 2018