Weight loss reduces snoring and apnea/hypopnea episodes According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Not only do we gain weight around our waists but around our necks as well. The increased fat in the neck is thought to put pressure on the airway contributing to blockage
Sleep deprivation can also slow your metabolism, which, in dramatic cases, slows to the point where it is hard to lose weight. When your blood pressure is constantly being aggravated such as apnea episodes for a sleep apnea patient, there is a great amount of physiological strain on your body such as insulin fluctuation and glucose intolerance. If weight is controlled and reduced a patient will
get more consolidated sleep so you won't have these fluctuations in hormone levels.
We understand weight loss can be extremely difficult but when it is affecting your health you have to make the commitment to give it your best effort.