Post Reply 
Weight gain
Author Message
player Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 412
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #41
RE: Weight gain
For me I have become more sedentary since starting CPAP. I am spending a lot of time trying to sleep, laying in bed, and sleeping all day. I also will get up at 9am after only 4 hours sleep, eat breakfast, then shortly after go back to bed and sleep until 3pm.

Now that I am getting sleep I have started exercising (long walk dally) and will try to cut back on my eating. I am fatter than I have ever been though.
(This post was last modified: 06-01-2015 03:43 AM by player.)
06-01-2015 03:42 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
DocWils Offline

Members-b

Posts: 1,271
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Philips Remstar series 60
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: same as machine
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Switzerland

Post: #42
RE: Weight gain
Mark, all that thrashing around at night does not burn up sufficient calories to make a difference. It has no effect on your set-point at all. You have to do 22 minutes full on aerobics to burn off just 139 calorie, and even that is a bit illusory - it really takes a lot more, estimated up to almost an hour for most people, but we calculate it based on ideal factors in the lab that don't apply in the real world, alas.

So a bit of thrashing, which adds up to a burn equivalent of climbing two flights of stairs twice, really doesn't do enough to make a difference, nor does the cessation of the thrashing. As I said, we looked into this, and the science is firm enough. There is no way that simply getting a good night's sleep is the culprit - you are not fully aware of how much more you are eating, or there are other factors involved, but nutritional scientists world wide agree that the main factor in claims to gain weight without altering diet is that the diet is altered or underestimated by the patient. Plain and simple, and our studies here back that up.
06-01-2015 05:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
storywizard Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 350
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #43
RE: Weight gain
what an interesting thread!

I have gained weight, and that is because I am still not getting refreshed sleep after 4 months of therapy, I am in emotional pain therefore I eat....lol

I would love to blame CPAP for that weight gain, way to easy a target...I have recognized that pain from arthritis and primary insomnia are likely the key issues in my lack of sleep/weight gain equation. Working on the pain and insomnia will take a while, meanwhile I will start looking at what I eat and why I want it...

I really wish CPAP had been a success for me in how I feel, but it was not to be...just yet.

thanks for being here..

Storywizard
09-09-2015 05:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
parkerdt Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 256
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #44
RE: Weight gain
I sleep better.
Food TASTES better.
I eat more.
I am up 12 lbs since May.

Gotta break the cycle, somehow Smile

Dave
09-09-2015 07:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
sonicboom Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 474
Joined: May 2015

Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #45
RE: Weight gain
+1 parkerdt

Coffee
09-12-2015 11:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Louis R. Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 54
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Respironics REMstar Auto A-flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: Philips Respironics System 1
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Miami

Post: #46
RE: Weight gain
(01-20-2013 09:22 AM)hikeatrail Wrote:  I am sleeping great the past year since I got a new mask. I feel great but the problem is that I have gained over 20 pounds in less than a year and no change of eating habits. I am noting that hundreds of posts have been mentioned where they have also gained excessive weight after using the C Pap for a year. I sure like being awake all day but very angry due to the weight gain as I look terrible and have poor self image now. Some trade off. Does anyone have any ideas?

I know how frustrating it is to deal with weight gain that seemingly is the result of CPAP. I started the other thread called "weight gain from water retention". The reason that I believe it's from water retention is that since I started CPAP I rarely get up to pee at night, and my wife who is knowledgeable about medical issues says she sees signs of bloating. I gained approximately 11 lbs. in a month and a half. I never have seen weight gain like this... I could see one and two pound gains from one day to another at times. The same weight gain occurred 7 1/2 years ago when I had tried CPAP unsuccessfully.
After a visit to my sleep doctor, and a visit to my primary doctor I still don't have (nor do the doctors) any idea why the weigh gain. I had a full workup and blood test and cardiogram and x-rays.
Also, I can tell you definitively that my diet had not changed, my sodium intake had not changed (I cook at my house). I have self prescribed one of my wife's Lasix (once a week) and would loose an amazing 4 to 5 pounds a day.

I'm still working on what can be done to correct the CPAP and water gaining issue with members of this forum (you may have read the thread mentioned). I will be posting my SleepyHead data for analysis and possible clues.

I would like to stay on CPAP since the benefits are real good this time around, with the only negative being weight gain.

Good luck!
09-12-2015 11:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
kally Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 38
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: unsure
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #47
RE: Weight gain
well I am up so damn early now than what I used to be that I want a lunch at 11 and another at 1. I don't think I have gained weight, but then I am on a fairly strict plant based diet for medical reasons.

I was very much hoping I would lose weight doing this.
09-14-2015 09:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #48
RE: Weight gain
Untreated sleep apnea increases hunger (we need the energy in the food because we're tired from not sleeping) which results in weight gain. When we get a CPAP machine we figure we've got that hunger issue beat so we ought to lose weight. I figured I didn't watch what I was eating. Big mistake. I gained 20 lb and have only now lost it. I'm back where I was, which is still overweight, just not as overweight.

I feel better than I can ever remember feeling. One of the advantages of the memory loss that comes with age, I suppose. Smile

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-14-2015 10:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
DariaVader Offline
Apnea Board Facebook Editor
Monitors

Posts: 1,827
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #49
RE: Weight gain
I have gained weight since getting my cpap. I have been blaming it on the decrease i made to my thyroid meds after seeing my tsh levels sink too low and tachycardia increase. I dropped it too low, and have yet to see my TSH levels at the right spot. last check it was 10 Sad expected result is something like 1 to 5 and i would like to see it at 1.5-2

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
09-14-2015 10:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
friedspam Offline

Members

Posts: 10
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift fx for her
Humidifier: Don't use
CPAP Pressure: 8-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Been using undercover snorkel gear since 2006

Sex: Male
Location: Iowa, USA "Flyover Zone"

Post: #50
RE: Weight gain
I cruised along at 285-300lbs for years, all of a sudden was at 350. This was about the time I finally went to the doctor about my wife's contention that I was gasping for breath all night and she was tired of listening to it. She was right, I had a severe case, registered a 146 at my sleep study, the doctor told me I was a ticking time bomb who shouldn't be driving myself away from the clinic, that was around nine years ago. Despite my hopes that with renewed energy I would lose weight, I've stayed about the same weight, I do enjoy life more, have enjoyed cooking and BBQ Smoking and increased my interest in activities, unfortunately I have continued to put about the same number of calories in as I burn to maintain my unhealthy weight. I'm 5'-8" so my BMI is off the charts.

Anyway, I don't blame my xPAP for doing anything other than saving my life, my weight I blame on eating to much food and not burning enough calories to account for what I eat.

Mike
09-16-2015 11:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Weight Loss harmon k 9 220 Today 03:19 AM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
  [Symptoms] weight gain and swelling doll 6 400 09-08-2016 10:45 PM
Last Post: justMongo
  Cure OSA Weith Weight Loss? GingerMan512 5 429 08-10-2016 10:31 PM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  Weight loss and CPAP pressure settings cate1898 16 1,720 06-11-2016 08:16 AM
Last Post: cate1898
  weight gain I_will_never_sleep_again 10 1,133 03-22-2016 09:51 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
Question [Health] WEIGHT LOSS AND SURGERY ON ADENOIDS joanieb69 3 532 02-21-2016 10:13 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Weight Gain From Water Retention Louis R. 54 4,726 09-12-2015 11:37 PM
Last Post: Louis R.

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)