7 Things that Worsen Sleep ApneaMost people know that sleep apnea is a leading cause of death from heart attacks and strokes. However recent research has revealed that sleep apnea is a leading cause of death from many causes, even in people judged to be healthy.
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Excess weight increases flab in the throat area that can clog airways. The bad news is that sleep apnea can cause weight gain by increasing the appetite for poor food choices and hormonal changes also lead to weight gain. Also, because sleep apnea leads to sleep deprivation and inability to be as active as you once were, weight loss through exercise is less likely.