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How can eating healthy help ease sleep apnea?

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When you don’t get enough sleep, you might be more likely to crave carbs. Lack of sleep and fatigue have also been linked with changes in the hormones leptin and ghrelin, which control your feelings of hunger and fullness. When you’re tired, you may want to eat more, and you might feel less satisfied when you do.

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Tuomilehto, H. , October, 2010. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Foster, G. , September 28, 2009. Archives of Internal Medicine

Vakulin, A. , October 6, 2009. Annals of Internal Medicine

Vasquez, M. , October 15, 2008. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

Oksenberg, A. November 2006. Laryngoscope,

Sheri Katz, DDS, president, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine; dentist, Decatur, GA.

Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center: "Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Apnea and Sleep,” “Sleep Hygiene.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Tuomilehto, H. , October, 2010. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Foster, G. , September 28, 2009. Archives of Internal Medicine

Vakulin, A. , October 6, 2009. Annals of Internal Medicine

Vasquez, M. , October 15, 2008. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

Oksenberg, A. November 2006. Laryngoscope,

Sheri Katz, DDS, president, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine; dentist, Decatur, GA.

Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center: "Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

National Sleep Foundation: "Sleep Apnea and Sleep,” “Sleep Hygiene.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 06, 2018

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