Sleep Apnea Makes Diabetes Worse
Here’s a new finding that may give you pause: Sleep apnea, the scourge of public health which has been linked to depression, heart disease and mood disorders, also seems to affect people with Type 2 diabetes.
Because apnea interrupts the deepest stages of sleep, it may also interfere with the body’s ability to metabolize blood sugar, something researchers believe may be taken care of during this time.
It all adds up to a vicious cycle for apnea and metabolic disorders, especially given the fact that obesity is a risk factor for apnea in the first place. All the more reason to seek help from an expert ENT about your sleep issues, and to contact your Los Angeles sinus surgeon to learn more about apnea-defeating procedures such as septoplasty or turbinate reduction.