04-19-2012, 07:47 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-19-2012, 07:49 PM by Sleepster.)
When we're tired, we get cravings for food. These cravings cause weight gain. Weight gain can cause, or make worse, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
For people with untreated OSA, this can cause a vicious cycle. The untreated OSA makes us tired, we eat more to satisfy the cravings, our OSA gets worse, we get more tired, we get more cravings, and eat more, gain more weight ... Well, you get the idea.
So, did you have cravings before you started CPAP therapy for OSA? Did CPAP therapy reduce those cravings?
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i was talking about weight gain, not food cravings with my primary care doc this week. i was asking if using the cpap would tend to cause weight gain. she said that it was the opposite. it would tend to cause weight loss. this tends to support the theory of craving food before cpap treatment.