Sleep Apnea | Allure Blog
Short sleep and weight gain
Millions of Americans would like to lose weight, and there are tried and true methods that work to some degree but are not so good for many people. If we could find a way to not gain extra weight in the first place, problem solved, right?
Snoring, so what?
Snoring may be loud and disruptive to your bed partner, but how does it affect you? Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a term that includes habitual snoring and ranges to obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is when you have an obstruction of the airway that cuts off the air supply for at least 10 seconds, reduces your blood oxygen by at least 3%, and at least 5 times per hour.
Sleep is necessary for health and well-being, and we are now learning that good sleep is associated with longevity and good health. Snoring is associated with poorer sleep, not only for the person snoring but frequently for their bed partner as well.
Is snoring bad for your health
Snoring can be annoying for the bed partner, and unknown to the offender. Other than the offensive sound of snoring, why worry?
How Disordered Sleep Leads to Weight Gain
It is estimated that about half of the American adult population has some degree of sleep apnea. We know that sleep disorder leads to weight gain, and weight gain leads to worsening sleep apnea. Dr. Charles Mok of Allure Medical talks about NightLase® and how it can treat sleep apnea and in turn, help people lose weight and lead healthier lives.
Sleep Disorders: The 21st Century Epidemic
50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder, and the most severe form of sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, is detrimental to your health and longevity. Studies on a new laser treatment, NightLase®, have shown that sleep apnea is reversible.