Lose Weight to Control Sleep Apnea



Studies at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden discovered that a weight loss of 41.2 pounds in obese individuals greatly reduced the amount of sleep apnea episodes experienced.

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that requires medical attention but, when experienced by overweight people, losing weight may be a simple solution.

Sleep apnea can cause many serious health problems including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, work related injuries and auto accidents from falling asleep while driving.

Major symptoms of sleep apnea include daytime sleepiness and feeling unrefreshed after a full night's sleep. It can also cause morning headaches and insomnia.

To relieve symptoms lose weight, avoid alcohol, sedatives, and sleeping on the back.

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