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Weight loss, breathing devices still best for treating obstructive sleep apnea

October 2, 2013

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Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Stephanie Watson was the Executive Editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch from June 2012 to August 2014. Prior to that, she has worked as a writer and editor for several leading consumer health publications, including … See Full Bio
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Marc Khachatur
November 29, 2013

Has anyone heard or tried using the APAP (Automated Positive Airway Pressure) device for sleep apnea treatment?

James EasyWeightLossAddict Forest
November 2, 2013

Great post! One can never get too much information on how to maintain a healthy body. Sleep is so important to every part of our waking life that losing weight to ensure a good night’s sleep is a no brainer to me.

I follow this program ( and I have had some very significant results. Now I know it may not be for everyone, but I think taking on board more information on why this helps can only help. Thanks again!

October 28, 2013

My son is 31 and was just diagnosed with sleep apnea by an eye doctor. I did smoke when I was pregnant. My son is blaming is whole life’s problems on sleep apnea. Which he said the reason he has it is because of my smoking. He is overweight. Is this all my fault?

October 29, 2013

Babies born to smokers are usually underweight not overweight. It sounds like your son needs to take some responsibility for himself instead of blaming you.

Icare Clinic
October 23, 2013

I agree with you. There are a lot of benefits of decreasing weight. If our weight is less, then we can easily run and work very quickly but the main problem is how to reduce our weight? I have a better solution. If you take regular health prescription from any well-experienced physician or doctor then you can easily reduce your weight so, search any physician or good clinic.

Russell E. Willis
October 22, 2013

It is important to get a sufficient amount of sleep and rest after your workout sessions. A significant amount of muscle recovery and repair occurs while you are sleeping. Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can delay your results, and also be dangerous. Working out again without proper recuperation can cause injury or illness.

October 21, 2013

A friend of mine had sleep apnea and even went to a sleep clinic to see how bad of a problem it was. Several options were given to him, including risky surgery. Ultimately, he went on a weight loss plan, to mainly get healthier with a new baby joining the family. Not only did he lose weight/fat and his health improved drastically, but his wife reported she has slept a lot better since! Sometimes the easiest solution is right in front of you and the benefits are two-fold. Try it for yourself at

Sally Marino
October 14, 2013

My weight caused two problems preventing me from sleeping. The fat caused sleep apnea as well as sever aside reflux

I lost 60 pounds and have kept it off for 5 years. You can do this too.
I did two things:
1. Added strength training with lighter weights/higher reps to my cardio. Strength training really gets your metabolism up and you lose weight more quickly.
2. I researched and learned how to eat. Less calories will make you lose weight.
Nutrition is an important component of weight loss.

Good luck in your weight loss!

October 15, 2013


Where is a good place to start to learn about nutrition?

October 18, 2013

Thank-you for sharing your story! It struck a personal note with me, because in the last 3 years I have a gained a considerable amount of weight. About 2 years ago I noticed the development of 2 new health conditions: 1) the development of painful gastric reflux and 2) waking up feeling less rested. I thought both were simply the result of age. However, after hearing more stories and reading up on the negative effects of weight gain, I am convinced that these new conditions are a result of gaining weight. I keep planning to start a diet, but sometimes it feels too overwhelming, and I question whether I’ll be able to keep it off. Reading your comment was very encouraging. Thank-you again for sharing!

October 11, 2013

Sleep Apnea is a dangerous condition that has been shown to cause loss of sleep, discontent for your partner, and even hypoxia that promotes angiogenesis which increase vascular and tumor growth, which in turn results in a 4.8 times higher incidence of cancer mortality.

Medical Weight Loss Diet
October 10, 2013

I think the best option for sleep apnea is weight loss program. I was overweight and i have problem with sleed anea. My BMI is more than 40. My Height is 170cm.
I started weight loss program from 120kg and now i have 72kg. my Problem with Sleep anea was gone. I was being recommended with my doctor to loose my weight and i can see the result and many benefits that i can get in my ideal weight now.

Wellness Lab
October 10, 2013

This is a very informative article thanks for sharing this!

Justin Ashton
October 10, 2013

People only concrete on their body weight and forget about chubby cheeks. Sometimes body is perfect,but cheeks are chubby.The overall appearance is quite necessary.So, i would like to divert your mind to this fatty cheeks.

Owning a well-shaped face and doing away with the accrued facial fat will inevitably make you look thinner with more visible cheekbones and protuberant chin.

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I found this site very useful,since i was dealing with this problem.

October 9, 2013

Wow nice after a long time i have been seeing such type of blog i like it a lot after all this blog is related to pure health and i belive its very good

October 8, 2013

Hi my name is Nikole and I am a young mother of 2 lovely children and have had thyroid problems my whole life (due to over production losing weight is not a simple process for me and my metabolism is very slow… Ii also had SEVERE breathing problems back then and that is how I found your site, I took Garcinia Cambogia extract a supplement to help losing weight in the form of pills for almost 7 months now with good and long lasting results, what I do know from studies is that it can damage the liver and there are also studies about it affecting the production of sperm, nevertheless not many studies. After reading your article I can relate to it because indeed when I lost weight some of the conditions went away, I dont know if its related but so it seems. Thank yu for your rich article and I wish you all nice day 🙂 Nikole

Eve rider
October 6, 2013

I m using plastic appliances for several years. My question, is the plastic save, it comes from Sweden.
2. My appliance removers itself from my mouth . I do not know , how many ours I sleep with it.
3. It is not so bad that I need another appliance per sleep study clinic.
I would appreciate to know more about the plastic and my health.

Sandra Collins
October 3, 2013

Seriously folks, if you are someone who is willing to restrict your calories, exercise and have Garcinia Cambogia, two to three times a day, you might experience results that you have never had before. I say MIGHT, because it may not work for you. If you think that a majority of the problems of diet failure has been related to appetite control, then I strongly recommend giving this product a shot. Commit to two months. I know you have spent hundreds of dollars over the years on trying to lose weight.
Start with one bottle and see it yourself, see the ratings at

October 2, 2013

Weight loss cured my sleep apnea!

boxing exercises
October 2, 2013

Well, overweight always lead to bad healthy even for our sleeping time.
So, go to routine activity and best diet for our health. important, indeed.

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