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Sleep Apnea Fact & Fiction- Weight Loss

Myth: If I lose weight I won’t have to use CPAP anymore

It has been proven that losing weight reduces the severity of sleep apnea symptoms and in some cases people have been able to stop using the machine after dramatic weight reduction. If that happens, doctors recommend a sleep study after weight loss so that a doctor can adjust the machine to lower pressure settings or to eliminate the CPAP therapy all together.



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