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Weight Loss - Sleep it off!


Sleep it off - weight loss

Finding it hard to lose weight? Hungry all the time? Sleep related breathing problems may be affecting the hormones which your regulate hunger. Control your appetite in the most natural of ways by improving your sleep health.

How can sleep affect appetite? There are two hormones that will determine how hungry you feel. Leptin tells your brain not to eat while Ghrelin tells your brain that you are hungry. During normal sleep these two hormones are kept in balance. Abnormal sleep caused by breathing problems promotes excessive Ghrelin production. A high level of Ghrelin makes a person feel hungry all the time and hinders attempts to lose weight.

Once breathing is optimized for sleep, Ghrelin levels decrease which automatically make people feel less hungry all day and every day after treatment. Weight loss becomes easier and daytime energy levels will be higher. Correcting sleep related breathing problems will also decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes and adult (type II) diabetes. Life expectancy increases on average 10 years when sleep related breathing problems are corrected.

Come and see us for a free sleep clinic consultation. Fill out the form below, we will do the rest!



How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently try to work out how they would have affected you. Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = no chance of dozing
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing

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