Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main type of sleep apnea is Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that does not go away and increases the chance of other diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes , HTN . The new study indicates that being more active and watching less TV are linked to a lower risk of developing OSA (obstructive sleep apnea).
The authors concluded that being more active and spending less time sitting while watching television are behaviors linked to a lower risk of developing OSA.
For their inspection, the investigators estimated the time that the participants spent sitting at work. Physical activity included all the time that they spent moving, including walking, running, lap swimming, and weightlifting.
Overall, the team found that individuals who were less active were more likely to report OSA. For example, the participants with more passive jobs had a 49% higher risk of OSA than those with active occupations.
“It struck me, though, this is a chicken-or-the-egg type of situation, many people with obesity have OSA, but does obesity lead to OSA, or does OSA contribute to obesity? I think you could argue either way.” Dr. Albert A. Rizzo, who is the chief medical officer for the American Lung Association said. But the certain thing is the close connection between obesity and OSAS ( obstructive sleep apnea ) .