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Doctor insights on: Sleep Apnea Weight Gain

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Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Do sleep deprived people lose weight or gain weight..?

Wt causes sleep depr: Ivation. Obesity is often associated with obstructive sleep apnea. So it may be that sleep deprivation is the result of weight gain rather than the causse of weight gain. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more


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Temazepam cause weight gain?

Temazepam cause weight gain?

Not particularly: But it has other side effects that may affect a person's weight in variable patterns. Some patients do get nauseated which may decrease your caloric intake and cause some mild weight loss. Some patients, not frequently, sleep eat, and this may cause increased caloric intake and mild weight gain. ...Read more

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Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Is weight loss effective at treating sleep apnea?

Yes: Weight loss is a corner stone of the treatment in sleep apnea. Returning the body mass index to a normal range can lead to an improvement, if not even the cure of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How can sleep deprivation affect weight loss?

Different for sexes: In men, ghrelin, a hormone is released that stimulates appetite, while in women, another hormone called glp-1 is released that decrease satiety. In both cases, it causes overeating. The body needs sleep to function properly regardless of food intake. ...Read more

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Does obesity cause sleep apnea?

Does obesity cause sleep apnea?

Not just weight: Anatomy is king. Obstructive sleep apnea happens in a small airway "box". The airway can be small if what's in it takes up space or if the box is smaller. Weight gain increases tongue size and the thickness of the side walls of the throat. Tonsils may be large. Small jaw size, often inherited , will increase the risk of osa . Low muscle tone is also a factor. ...Read more

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Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Generally: it does not, at least by itself. However, the conditions you received it for may be associated with weight gain. ...Read more

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How can lack of sleep contribute to weight gain?

How can lack of sleep contribute to weight gain?

Opportunity: There are multiple ways. First, at night while watching tv and being bored, you're more likely to snack and take in extra calories. In addition, sleep triggers a hormone, leptin, that gives the feeling of satiety and decreased hunger. So getting less sleep makes you chronically more hungry. ...Read more

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Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Can insomnia cause weight gain/loss?

Having good sleep: Appears to be connected to better health in general, so insomnia may impact on weight gain or loss. If you are not sleeping well, consider working with a therapist. In addition to some relaxation techniques and simple behavioral changes, hypnosis can be effective. ...Read more

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How may obesity contribute to sleep apnea?

Extra flesh and fat: Obesity can cause obstructive sleep apnea (osa). A person with osa may not have enough space in the throat area, so air can't flow easily to the lungs during sleep. An obese person has more fat, including in the neck and throat areas, so there is more flesh to block air flow. An obese person lying down has extra weight in the tummy pushing up at the bottom of the chest, making breathing more work. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

They are all related: Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol. There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains ...Read more

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Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Need diagnosis: Have a sleep study to ascertain the correct diagnosis and thus the correct treatment. Mood disorders[depression] is made more difficult to treat when there is an underlying sleep disorder.. We are always on shaky ground when we treat symptoms without having the diagnosis established. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Yes: People prone to sleep walking are more likely to do so when they are recovering (ie getting good sleep) after sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Does sleep apnea effects testosterone level and muscle gain ? How much?

Does sleep apnea effects testosterone level and muscle gain ? How much?

Obesity can: Obesity decreases testosterone, causes sleep apnea, and causes fatty muscles. If you are struggling with weight, address that with your doctor first. Treating the cause not the symptoms. If you have another cause of the sleep apnea speak with your doctor about it. Diet and exercise help with this issue immeasureably. At your age exercise should be daily and intense. ...Read more

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Constant headache, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, weight gain ?

Constant headache, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, weight gain

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These are symptoms: of depression, but could be caused by a myriad of physical conditions, which need to be addressed and eliminated first. Start with a visit to your MD, then after that, follow his/her recommendations for further care. You're 16. This is an age of great turmoil--socially, academically, personally. You might need some support to get through it. Hang in there--all adults have done this. ...Read more

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Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Do melatonin pills cause weight loss or gain?

Melatonin: There is no clinically proven Research in human beings that Melatonin can cause weight loss or gain. Have Balanced Diet and maintain weight within the normal range. Exercise every day Have Balanced diet Develop good Self- esteem without focus weight. Watch emotional eating It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you See Therapist for stresses of conflicts with parents, relationships, work, . ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Some do: Many do, but not all. Additionally, if depression caused loss of appetite, one might gain weight having improved. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause weight gain?

Weight gain is a possible side effect of nearly all antidepressants: However, each person responds to antidepressants differently. Some people gain weight when taking a certain antidepressant, while others don't. Generally speaking, some antidepressants seem more likely to cause weight gain than others. These include: Certain tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, imipramine (Tofranil) and doxepin, Certain monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as phenelzine (Nardil), Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Mirtazapine (Remeron), which is an atypical antidepressant — medication that doesn't fit neatly into another antidepressant category. While some people gain weight after starting an antidepressant, the antidepressant isn't always a direct cause. Many factors can contribute to weight gain during antidepressant therapy. For example: Overeating or inactivity as a result of depression can cause weight gain. , Some people lose weight as part of their depression. In turn, an improved appetite associated with improved mood may result in increased weight. , Adults generally tend to gain weight as they age, regardless of the medications they take. . If you gain weight after starting an antidepressant, discuss the medication's benefits and side effects with your doctor. If the benefits outweigh the side effect of weight gain, consider managing your weight by eating healthier and getting more physical activity while enjoying an improved mood due to the medication. You can also ask your doctor if adjusting the dose or switching medications might be helpful — but again, be sure to discuss the pros and cons before making such a decision. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more