Obesity and Sleep Apnoea
About 40% of obese people have sleep apnoea. Overweight people should be particularly concerned because sleep apnoea may make weight loss more difficult.
The sleepiness that comes from sleep apnoea may cause people to over-eat, sleep more, and exercise less. Some people, as a matter of habit, will eat to "wake up" when they feel drowsy during the day.
That in turn can cause them to gain more weight, which may make their sleep apnoea even worse.
Being treated for sleep apnoea can help obese people gain the energy to exercise more and lose weight.
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