There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (which is the major) and central sleep apnea. While central sleep apnea has nothing to do with a physical block, obstructive sleep apnea does. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by the narrowed passage airway that blocks airflow in and out.
As you can see, overweight people tend to have narrowed passage airway so if you are overweight. You can easily suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, if you already suffer from sleep apnea, excessive weight will make it harder to treat the problem. With that said, weight loss is recommended to help you cure obstructive sleep apnea. In fact, this is one of the most common ways doctors recommend you follow to have long-lasting results.
It’s recommended that you start doing exercises on a daily basis to lose weight. I have seen a lot of people started their weight loss journey with great enthusiasm and they do very hard exercises with the hope that the fat will disappear in a short time. This is actually the wrong approach. Losing weight is a long journey and you cannot make it short no matter how bad you desire (unless you use unnatural methods such as surgery). So, take small exercises and follow that workout every day. You will not lose weight very fast but the result will come gradually later. In addition to regular exercise, don’t forget to have a good diet plan. No matter how hard you train, if you don’t have a good diet plan, you will never lose a pound.
So now you see that weight loss can help sleep apnea. What to do next is to pick up a good workout and diet plan to follow. When you lose weight, sleep apnea symptoms will decrease. However, if you are suffering from severe sleep apnea, don’t wait for the weight to drop, you will need to have more aggressive treatments than just dropping weight.