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Can Sleep Apnea Really Affect a Patient's Metabolism?

Treating sleep apnea can reduce metabolism issues

However, the good news is that if sleep apnea is effectively treated, the chances for an interference with the metabolism decrease. Therefore, the risks for more severe health problems are lowered. Nonetheless, one thing to keep in mind about is that all of the subjects who were observed in the study were already obese, and the results may not necessarily apply to everyone who has sleep apnea. Instead, the findings point more toward the possibility of sleep apnea making these conditions (diabetes and heart disease) worse rather than directly causing them. At the same time, adopting healthier habits related to diet, physical activity, and of course, getting a good night’s sleep can possibly ward off this health issue.