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    Will losing weight reduce my sleep apnea? Is there is correlation between sleep apnea?

    I'm a 60 year old male and wondering if losing weight reduce my sleep apnea?
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  • The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

     One of the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is being overweight, so losing weight can reduce OSA. However, there are other factors that contribute to OSA such as drinking alcohol, nasal obstruction, sleeping on your back, medications, and upper airway shape. As such, some people have OSA without being overweight. For more information on OSA click here.
     

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