Being overweight increases your risk of developing sleep apnoea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing many times during the night, leaving you as tired when you wake as when you went to bed the night before.
Sleep apnoea occurs when muscles at the back of the throat relax and temporarily restrict airflow as you sleep, restricting oxygen to the brain.
Signs to look out for include snoring, gasping or choking noises during the night and feeling unaccountably sleepy during the day.
The best treatment is to lose excess weight – fast!
Follow our LSD Diet in conjunction with our 5/2 Diet. Your Instructor will no doubt have prescribed these to you but if you are unsure you should email your Centre for advice.