Excess bodyweight is a significant risk factor for obstructive rest apnea. Treating sleep apnea with CPAP helps many people bring their weight under control. In some cases the change is dramatic. NorthWest Cable News in Seattle reports that CPAP helped one woman lose more than 100 pounds in a little more when compared to a year. She used to weigh more than 300 pounds.
Then she was identified as having sleep apnea and started using CPAP. She started to notice that she had more energy. So she started training and eating better regularly. CPAP also played a job behind the scenes of the TV show “The Biggest Loser: Couples.” Each contestant was evaluated during an right away sleep study. Sixteen of the 22 contestants were diagnosed with rest apnea.
Sponsor Philips Respironics provided treatment for every of them. But a 2008 study implies that there is absolutely no assurance that CPAP will lead to weight loss. The analysis was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The analysis involved 228 adults with sleep apnea. They had the average age of 55 years.
Results show that using CPAP for one year didn’t produce a significant drop in body mass index (BMI). Some participants initially lost weight after starting CPAP. However they gained the weight back during the year. The authors conclude that CPAP alone is unlikely to produce weight loss; CPAP users need to take an active role in slimming down still. Using CPAP is likely to increase your daytime … Read more