Sleep Apnea & Insulin Resistance
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax. Obesity, age and neck size are among the risk factors for sleep apnea. Requires a medical diagnosis & Sleep study .
Common sleep apnea symptoms include:
Waking up with a very sore or dry throat.
Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation.
Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day.
Sleepiness while driving.
Forgetfulness, mood changes, and a decreased interest in sex.
CPAP Machine may be recommended. (pictured below)
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Reduce the risk of sleep apnea:
Eating the right kinds of carbs and reducing, eliminating simple carbs on the road to managing insulin resistance. Very often Sleep Apnea is a hormonal issue, as well. Stress... it is a part of life. Do all you can to reduce stress. Discuss this with your healthcare practitioner. Overweight? Losing weight is a great start.
Meal Plans to promote overall health:
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