Studies have shown that inadequate sleep can lead to weight gain and trouble losing weight. In fact, a loss of sleep has been linked to how hungry a person feels the next day, among other things.
Poor quality and quantity of sleep can impact weight in a number of ways:
For patients who are overweight, another factor can impact your ability to get a good night's sleep. If you are overweight, you are at a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep due to airway obstruction. With the constant interruptions in breathing, patients with sleep apnea spend less time in deep sleep and constantly wake up feeling tired. Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life-threatening sleep disorder and proper diagnosis and treatment are critical as part of a comprehensive plan for achieving better sleep and weight loss.
Getting a good night sleep has numerous benefits for weight loss, including:
A consultation with Dr. Prabhat Soni is the first step to determining what treatments are best for your needs. His multi-specialty training and board certification in both sleep medicine and obesity medicine will ensure that you receive the best care. Soni Medical offers numerous treatment options to help you lose weight and sleep better, including:
If you are struggling to get the restorative sleep you need to function at your best, weight loss may be a key component in helping you reach your goals. Dr. Prabhat Soni has devoted much of his career to helping his patients sleep better and lose weight. Schedule an appointment today to learn how you can get the restful sleep you deserve to lead a healthier life.