A Mediterranean diet and exercise are cited as effective ways to reduce sleep apnea suffering.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form, which causes people to stop breathing for short periods during the night and can lead to exhaustion during the day.
Studies showed those following the mediterranean diet experienced less disturbances during the REM stage of sleep. They enjoyed the diet and made it easier to continue overtime. Dr. Papandreou, author of the research, explained the findings are interesting because REM sleep is shown in recent reports to be related to the most disturbances of OSAS.
The mediterranean diet is naturally low in saturated fat, because it relies on healthy oils like olive oil, while providing fruits and vegetables to the diet.
By consuming the Mediterranean diet with proper exercise, you can effectively control your sleep apnea, while enjoying the countless other health benefits this diet provides.
Nothing like a good night’s sleep!
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