A member asked:

I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea, ahi 8. i'm currently 170lb 5feet 8, neck 17 inches. how much weight do i need to lose to reduce the severity of the apnea to normal without cpap or mandibular device?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

The unfortunate thing is that it is not just about weight loss so it is not how much weight you lose. It is also about the muscle tone of the neck. Focus on keeping a healthy weight and regular exercise to improve muscle tone may help you better. It is also more about your positioning when you sleep that you could see to improve.

Answered Oct 6, 2022

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