Overweight people and sleep apnea
by Paul Jr.
This may create an uproar, but I believe that much of the increase has to do with a heavier America. I am one of those people.
About 3 years ago, while on a CPAP, I underwent a hospital weight loss program. I went from 287 to 178 pounds. While at the low end I took it upon my self to experiment with my CPAP. I stopped using it. I was not aware of any episodes and my wife told me that I no longer snored.
Foolhardy? Maybe. I had intended to ask my PCP to schedule a sleep study for me. At any rate I am now totally depressed, using my CPAP and back up to 270. I really believe that a good part of the national increase of the CPAP being prescribed is due to being overweight. Not to say that everyone that is in need of a CPAP is over weight, or that everyone that is over weight needs a CPAP.
I am totally speaking from my experience.
I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide