Sleep apnea and weight gain are undoubtedly related. Excess weight can cause sleep apnea, and sleep apnea, in turn, can hinder a person’s ability to manage their weight.
Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain—A Dangerous Cycle
Break the Cycle—Treat Your Sleep Apnea and Control Your Weight
Sleep apnea treatments can improve the success of weight loss efforts. Research indicates that CPAP therapy rapidly decreases the levels of hunger-inducing hormones and helps regulate appetite-controlling hormones.
With a good night’s rest, patients will have more energy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine that is essential to manage weight, which in turn serves to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms.
Learn how to get tested in the comfort and privacy of your own home with a NovaSom Home Sleep Test. This information is inteded for consumer education. Please discuss with your provider because only he or she can order a home sleep test.