Dr. Young at Shore Dental SleepCare explains how weight plays a factor in a patient’s sleep apnea.

Shore Dental SleepCare's Dr. Young shares an article from SleepApnea.org, a site launched in 2010 by the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), pertaining to weight and sleep apnea. We thought we would discuss this topic here with our patients from Monmouth County and Ocean County, New Jersey. 

Being a high risk factor for the development of sleep apnea, overweight and obese individuals may frequently experience loss of sleep, among other signs and symptoms. It has been found that being overweight may cause some organs to grow oversized, thus causing crowding inside the body and around the upper airways in particular.

People already struggle with social stigmas attached to body size and image, so addressing unhealthy weight is even more challenging if they do not feel their doctors are cheerleaders, advisers, and supporters. Shore Dental SleepCare is a New Jersey sleep apnea specialty clinic providing the most advanced CPAP treatments in Ocean & Monmouth County and strives to provide the best patient care for those suffering from sleep apnea. The first thing to know is that you are not alone and if you have questions on where to find help on this issue, reach out to Shore Dental SleepCare today on our contact page.

We have two locations: Brick, NJ (732) 477-1600 and Colts Neck (732) 761-8300.

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