|Sleep Apnea Causes Weight Gain
And Weight Gain Causes Sleep Apnea!
Sleep apnea describes a pair of sleep disorders where you stop breathing for a period
of time while you sleep. One type is called obstructive sleep apnea where the issue is
physical blockage of the breathing pathway. The other is called neurological sleep
apnea where the brain fails to properly control breathing while your sleep. If this sounds
serious, that's because it is- deadly serious! Sadly, Hall of Fame football player Reggie
White died of a heart arrhythmia likely due to sleep apnea when he was only 43 years
Why is Sleep Apnea so dangerous?
If you don't breath, you don't get oxygen to your organs. Oxygen is required for energy
production in every cell of you body so when you don't get enough oxygen your entire
body suffers. Your organ that is most susceptible to oxygen depletion happens to also
be the most important organ in your body; your brain. When your brain is deprived of
oxygen it can not function properly so you end up with many symptoms of poor brain
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
The symptoms associated with sleep apnea are very similar to those of poor brain
function. They include:
dies of sleep apnea.
Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain
Sleep apnea has a compounding relationship with weight gain. Both are potentially
caused by the other and both make the other worse. So if you have sleep apnea you will
likely gain weight. Weight gain causes sleep apnea in many people, will increase your
chances of developing sleep apnea or will likely worsen existing sleep apnea. In fact,
studies show that for those with obstructive sleep apnea, simply losing body fat (below
18% for men) caused complete regression of all signs of obstructive sleep apnea.
It's important to note that those with neurological sleep apnea do not get relief from
losing weight so it is important to have an expert distinguish the difference before
recommending treatment. The treatment for neurological sleep apnea is brain based.
When you correct it, a great effect is often weight loss, but not the other way around.
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