When Weight Loss Helps with Sleep

Preliminary results from new research at the Flinders University Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health has shown that a combination of behavioral changes, along with losing excess kilos on a scientifically developed meal replacement, can reduce the worst effects of sleep apnea.

“Our project looked to address the vicious cycle of inadequate sleep and feeling too tired for exercise and improve eating habits that usually comes with chronic sleep apnoea,” says respiratory and sleep physician Dr Carissa Yap, who led last year’s trial.

“Participants in our six-month study found the Flinders behavioural program (known as the ‘Flinders Program’) in tandem with a balanced meal replacement product such as Impromy (developed by CSIRO) is effective for weight loss.

“In turn, we then monitored whether the weight loss helped to reduce the symptoms of  participants’ sleep apnoea.”

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/04/weight-loss-helps-sleep/

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