Sleep Apnea Could Be Behind Weight Problems

sleep apnea may be behind weight problems
sleep apnea may be behind weight problems

A healthy and regular sleep plays an effective role in weight loss. Problems such as sleep apnea can cause metabolism to slow down and weight gain. Maxillofacial Prosthesis Specialist, who works on snoring treatment. Tuğrul Saygı said, “Studies show that sleeping less than 6 hours causes weight gain and increases the risk of obesity in individuals by 45%. One of the triggers is sleep apnea,” he says.

As the summer months approach, as every year, people's desire to lose weight and get in shape has increased. While the most effective weight loss methods are known as diet and exercise that are suitable for the person, research by experts draws attention to the fact that healthy and regular sleep is a big factor in losing weight. Jaw and Face Prosthesis Specialist, who works on snoring treatment. Tuğrul Saygı said that not being able to lose weight with diet and exercise can be caused by sleep problems, "While the hormonal balance of people who do not get enough sleep is disturbed, this reduces the metabolic rate and stops losing weight. Studies show that sleeping less than 6 hours causes weight gain and increases the risk of obesity in individuals by 45%. At the beginning of the triggers, there is sleep apnea, ”he warned.

Pay attention to the fat in the neck area

Pointing out that the main reason underlying insufficient sleep is sleep apnea, Dr. Tuğrul Saygı said, "Snoring and sleep apnea, which cause intermittent sleep, make it difficult to lose weight and the person gains weight even with normal nutrition. Weight gain is triggered by snoring and sleep apnea that reduce sleep quality and reduce the secretion of hormones such as lectin and melotonin secreted during sleep. In addition, people with snoring and sleep apnea avoid work that requires effort because they feel constantly tired during the day, which is one of the factors that facilitates weight gain. The rate of sleep apnea in people with weight problems (obese) is 70%. Especially if there is fat in the neck area, this may narrow the person's airway. Since sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked while sleeping, symptoms may increase in parallel with weight gain.

It is possible to get rid of sleep apnea with the snoring prosthesis

Dr. Saygı said that sleep apnea affects individuals not only physically but also psychologically negatively and mentioned the treatment methods: “It is possible to get rid of sleep apnea, which is one of the biggest causes of unhealthy sleep, with a snoring prosthesis. The snoring prosthesis, which is effective in 90-95% of our patients, successfully opens the blocked airway and prevents snoring and sleep apnea. It increases sleep quality and relaxes the slimming processes in those who are treated among our overweight patients. The prosthesis, which is prepared according to the person, does not require any surgical intervention and is only used during sleep.”

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