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    Does lifestyle impact sleep apnea?

    What lifestyle changes could i make to reduce the effects of 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

    It certainly does. In adults weight is the single biggest risk factor. A 10% reduction in weight leads to about a 30% improvement in OSA severity and equally a 10% weight gain makes OSA 30% worse. Alcohol consumption makes both snoring and OSA worse and smoking may also make people more prone to OSA. One of the best ways to manage your OSA and Sleep quality generally is to lose weight ( if you are overweight) reduce alcohol consumption, stop smoking and manage your mental health. For more information please click here.



     

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