Sleep Apnea May Be Cause of Obesity
Sleep apnea and obesity are dangerous combinations. Sleep is is disturbed by intermittent episodes of NO breathing during the night. This leads to less oxygen in the blood and heart complications. It is also associated with daytime sleepiness and weight gain. 70% of obese people have sleep apnea. Since impaired sleep also causes weight gain, this info-graphic suggests that the primary defect in some obesity is the sleep disturbance itself.