Our expert says:
Being overweight can cause sleep apnoea. During the night, when you are relaxed, the soft tissue in the back of the throat causes obstruction of airflow to the lungs. This in turn will cause poor quality of sleep and impair REM sleep. You will wake up feeling tired, not well rested and you will experience a chronic headache. It is important to consult an internal specialist for a sleep study, as well as metabolic tests, to exclude diabetes and hypothyroidism. The internal specialist can also refer you to a dietrician, as it is imperative that you loose weight.
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