Overweight and sleep apnea
Mar 05, 2015

Being overweight is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which interrupts quality deep sleep. Approximately 90% of obese men are affected by sleep apnea. Poor sleep quality is associated with weight gain by reducing motivation of physical activity and decreasing the levels of leptin, a hormone helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger. The gold standard treatment of OSA is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, which provide air pressure to keep your airway open during sleep.


Reference: 8 Reasons You're Losing Sleep 
Reference: Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Reduced Leptin, Elevated Ghrelin, and Increased Body Mass Index