DID YOU KNOW? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to the risk of heart attacks.
WHAT’S HAPPENING. Weight loss can reduce the need for CPAP therapy.
WHAT IT IS: an 8-week interdisciplinary weight loss and lifestyle intervention significantly improved OSA severity.
WHY IT MATTERS: At 8 weeks, 45% of participants in the intervention group no longer required CPAP therapy; at 6 months, 62% of participants in the intervention group no longer required CPAP therapy.
BOTTOM LINE: by losing weight you have a good chance of safely stopping CPAP therapy and sleep more comfortably.
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