Sleep Apnea May Be A Good Thing?

December 17, 2008

California (ChattahBox) – According to a new study done at UCLA, people who snore may burn more calories while they sleep then those who don’t. The study included 212 adults who had reported problems with sleep disorders, and the amount of calories that were burned in those who snored seemed to be higher then those who didn’t.

Dr. Eric J. Kezirian found that the average resting energy expenditure (or number of calories burned while inactive) seemed to be 1,783 daily, but those who had sleep disorders associated with difficulties in breathing has an average of 1,999, a significant increase.

Obesity has been proven to increase the risk of developing sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, a disease which causes pauses in breathing or loud snoring during sleep.


3 Responses to “Sleep Apnea May Be A Good Thing?”

  1. Steve Gardner on December 18th, 2008 11:05 am

    The author of the study clearly stated that the dangers of sleep apnea far “outweigh” the possible good side effect of burning calories. Whoever wrote your headline did a great disservice to people with sleep apnea.

    While snorers may burn more calories, the indisputable fact is that people with sleep apnea are more likely to gain weight because their condition causes the brain to release a hormone that tricks the body into feeling hungry. So the person snacks all day … usually out of a junk food vending machine. At the end of the day, they are much too tired to exercise because of a poor night’s sleep the previous night. So they go home, go to sleep, and the vicious cycle begins again.

    Let it be fully understood: Sleep Apnea is NOT a good thing. Sleep apnea contributes to the death of 38,000 Americans every year

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  3. Mahouteki on January 30th, 2009 8:10 am

    The other commenter already hit my thoughts, but I agree – what a terrible title for this article. I personally used to have sleep apnea, repaired through surgery and recently a friend from high school died in his sleep due to sleep apnea.

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