NYCVA Sleep Center
Being overweight or obese strongly increases your chances of developing obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, more than half of all patients with obstructive sleep apnea are overweight or obese. The reason is that excess fat around the neck can block the upper airway, making it more difficult to breathe normally during the night.
Sleep doctors at the New York Sleep-Wake Center begin by helping overweight patients with obstructive sleep apnea to lose weight. Your sleep specialist will thoroughly assess the factors contributing to your current weight and tailor a plan specific to your needs. Your doctor may use cardiopulmonary testing to determine your specific exercise requirements and help you to maximize your time spent exercising. A personalized nutrition plan may also be created for you to aid in your healthy weight loss.
Reaching a healthy weight may even improve or resolve your obstructive sleep apnea, without the need for additional treatments. If further treatment is needed, your sleep doctor will discuss the options with you and provide expert consultation.
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