Is Snoring Affecting Your Weight Loss?
How Snoring Affects Weight Loss You burn fewer calories at night. When you’re snoring or having moments of decreased airflow, referred to as apneas, you’re more likely to rouse during the night, which can result in less time spent in the deep, restorative stage called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and more time in light stages of sleep, says Raj Dasgupta, MD, a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of
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Then of course there's what Raj Dasgupta judiciously calls "surgical intervention." Somnoplasty is an outpatient procedures (it's not indicated for sleep apnea). Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is both a word I just copy-and-pasted from WebMD and a surgery to open the upper airways by taking out extra tissue in the throat. Somnoplasty is an outpatient procedure that uses low levels of heat to stiffen the soft tissues; it takes about 30 minutes and comes with anesthesia. Keep Readin