The effects of lack of sleep!
Did you know that an important consideration when treating a patient with overweight and obesity is, sleep apnoea?
Obesity is a major risk factor for the increased incidence of sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is a sleep disorder characterised by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep.
As a person gains weight, especially in the trunk and neck area, the risk of sleep-disordered breathing increases due to compromised respiratory function. As it disrupts normal sleep, those affected are often sleepy or tired during the day.