Saturday, September 17, 2016
I have been treadmilling 40 minutes a day, 7 days a week , along with working out at a gym 40 minutes a day, three days a week for months and not losing any weight. My wife has recently noticed my snoring problem has returned, usually an indicator for me of sleep apnea. After my 2014 aortic valve replacement, the sleep apnea problem went away probably because I lost weight. The heart attack/stroke diet plan also helped shed about 30 pounds. (An unpleasant and expensive way to do it.) I have also been struggling with exhaustion, another sign of sleep apnea; you keep waking up at least for a few seconds, and the quality of sleep is therefore poor.
For a very long time, I used and praised BreatheRight strips to reduce snoring and as an alternative to a CPAP mask, which is much like a horror film. They also made a slight difference in weight. Perhaps because improved oxygen flow burned more calories in my sleep. Sleep apnea is unfortunately a positive feedback loop problem: the less energetic you are, the more you gain weight, and the extra weight aggravates the sleep apnea.
I have resumed to use of the BreatheRight strips. My sleep requirement has shortened by a couple hours a night, and I have lost several pounds in the last four days. My energy levels are rising as well. The snoring has ceased. Not cheap, but well worth it!