Will Losing Weight make me Stop Snoring?

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Portly, chubby, overweight, however you want to put it.  Overweight people usually have a higher chance of having Sleep Apnea.  Being a little overweight doesn’t necessarily mean you have it.  But you are definitely more susceptible to it and you might want to look for symptoms periodically.

Why does gaining a few pounds affect my Sleep

Seems like your weight and your sleep should be unrelated right?  Turns out the extra tissue you will gain in your throat is what can lead to your Sleep Apnea.  It relaxes in your sleep and then vibrates when you inhale.

Is it worth it?

Out of all the solutions to Sleep Apnea losing weight is probably the most satisfying.  Besides being a very viable solution, many people see other health benefits as well as an increased enjoyment out of their life.

If you’re looking for some easy ways to lose weight i’d look at Choose My Plate it helps you manage your meals and look at the nutrients in the common food you eat.  You might also want to consider walking more places instead of driving a car.  The best solutions are simple, not easy solutions.  Remember when trying to implement a diet you’re wanting small changes.  If you do something huge you’re just going to rebound after you’re finished with your regimen.  Aim to lose 1-2 lbs a week so you don’t have loose skin afterwards.  When I tried losing weight over two months ago I found cutting soda out of my diet was the most effective.  Many sodas have over 100 calories a can and have over 30g of sugar.  Replacing that with water was enough to help me maintain a healthier lifestyle and I’ve already lost over 5 lbs.  You may find that even if you don’t have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, losing weight can help with snoring.

About slumberBUMP™

Snoring is more than just a nuisance—it disrupts the sleep habits and lives of 90 million American adults and their partners. That's why we set out in 2003 to restore sleep and help as many people as possible live happier, healthier lives.