Role of Weight Management in the Treatment of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Key Points

Key Points

Overweight/obesity is a common, reversible risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity.

Behavioral, pharmacological, and surgical treatments promote weight loss and can reduce OSA severity, reverse common cardiometabolic comorbidities, and improve quality of life.

Treatment

...atment...

...ATS recommends participation in a comprehen...

...s participation in a comprehensive life...

...ts participation in a reduced-calorie diet (wi...

The ATS suggests exercise/increased physical acti...


...h OSA with a BMI2 ≥27 kg/m, whose weight ha...


...th OSA with a BMI2 ≥35 kg/m, whose w...


...ecific Advice for Diet as Part of a...


.... Specific Advice for Exercise/Physical Activity...


Table 3. Specific Advice for Behavioral Co...