For many patients, losing weight or even maintaining a certain weight can be difficult, and sleep apnea can make the struggle even harder. Our dentist can tell you more about the link between sleep apnea and weight in Honolulu, Hawaii, when you call Dental Sleep Medicine Hawaii at 808-946-6326 to schedule a visit. Dr. Dennis Nagata and our team can help you find a solution for your sleep apnea, which may help you get your weight under control at last.
Weight is typically easier to gain than lose, which is probably why so many more adults in the U.S. each year are becoming obese. Obesity often worsens symptoms of sleep apnea, and in many cases, it can cause sleep apnea or increase a patient’s risk for developing sleep apnea. Obesity can narrow a patient’s airway, possibly leading it to tighten or become blocked during sleep.
Sleep apnea can also cause a patient to gain weight and become obese. Poor sleep can upset your eating schedule and interfere with appetite-stimulating hormones. This can lead you to eat more often, and it can also mean you are too tired to cook yourself a nutritious meal and so end up eating fast food instead. Treating your sleep apnea can help you finally lose that stubborn weight.
At our practice, we look at your overall health when determining an appropriate solution for your case of sleep apnea. We are committed to helping you feel great again through better sleep. Call our team today to schedule a consultation for sleep apnea treatment!