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    Will sleep apnoea disappear when I lose 65kgs ?

    I use a Cpap machine for my sleep apnoea . Will I always be on this machine or will I be able to sleep without it when I lose my weight?
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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    Losing a significant amount of weight will very likely improve both your snoring and your sleep apnoea. There are no guarantees, of course, but more than 50% people have a significant improvement in their breathing at night. Of course, it will also improve other aspects of your health, including diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, mood and energy levels. At the very least, weight loss will likely mean a reduction in your CPAP pressure, which will  make it easier to use.

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