Conditions Linked To Obesity Also Seem To Affect Sleep

obesityAccording to new study, three main conditions, living less than actual active life, progression of liver disease and Insulin resistance, are often linked with overweight and obesity, have also been tied independently to sleep disordered breathing or sleep apnea.

A study at John Hopkins University found a strong link between body’s inability to metabolize glucose, insulin resistance and also sleep disordered breathing.

Dr. Naresh Punjabi, study leader, an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine says that sleep disordered breathing is mainly characterized by multiple physiological deficits, which can possibly increase the predisposition for type 2 diabetes.

Another study found that people carrying extra body pounds along with chronic irregular hypoxia, lack of oxygen that takes place during obstructive sleep apnea, developed liver problems in proportion with severity of sleep disordered breathing.

The hypoxic stress of obstructive sleep apnea may induce stress on liver, particularly in patients with obesity problem and may also lead to further inflammation.

Another study has also found that excessive standing or sitting during daily routine also causes fluid accumulation in legs during sleep and can significantly develop sleep apnea.

The ultimate conclusion of this study imply that inactive living may incline to obstructive sleep apnea by not only promoting obesity, but also leads to dependent fluid accumulation in legs, that can shift to neck overnight.

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