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Weight loss, lifestyle intervention improves OSA in men

Posted by Jennifer Hines on May 19, 2022 11:15:37 AM

Men with overweight or obesity and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea receiving CPAP assigned to undergo an interdisciplinary weight loss and lifestyle intervention had improved outcomes and health-related quality of life.

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP, obesity, weightloss, alaska sleep

The Important Link Between Sleep Quality and Weight Fluctuations

Posted by Kevin Faber on Apr 4, 2022 1:31:00 AM

Sleep is incredibly important for nearly every aspect of your health, and your weight is no exception. Research suggests that when you are sleep-deprived, you’re a lot more likely to pack on extra pounds. Your body needs sleep in order to maintain optimal cellular function, support sustained energy levels throughout the day and maintain a positive mood–all of which are important components of a healthy lifestyle that leads to a stable weight range for your height and activity level. How does sleep impact your body weight? Read on to discover the connection between your body composition and the hours you spend resting after the sun goes down. 

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep hygiene, weight, weightloss

Can Sleep Lead to Wightloss?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Feb 15, 2022 1:54:27 PM

According to a new study, sleeping more may aid in weight loss. 
  • One of the primary causes of obesity is consuming more calories than necessary.
  • Laboratory studies have found that people with significant sleep restrictions are likely to consume more calories than they would without sleep restriction.
  • In a new study, researchers report that participants with overweight who were not getting enough sleep reduced their daily calorie intake after receiving sleep training.

Scientists have recently investigated the potential role of sleep education in weight loss programs.

Their results, which appear in the journal JAMA Network, lay the groundwork for further research to see if the findings are generalizable and hold true over longer periods.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep habits, weight, weightloss

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