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12/9/12 4:51 P

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I sincerely believe these theories. I have found that not using my CPAP and not getting the proper sleep and being diagnosed with other illnesses and medications I am gaining unwanted weight, plus I am a bad night time snacker. I do find that being depressed that I turn to food, even though I know better. Not much will power lately.
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2/13/10 3:23 P

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From the SparkPeople article, Expert Solutions: Metabolism Mistakes, here is Dean's comment:

DEAN (Behavioral Psychology & Stress Management Expert)
Speaking of sleep, there is a large and growing body of research showing that even mild sleep deprivation has adverse effects on metabolism. There are several pathways involved here, but one of the main mechanisms appears to involve leptin and insulin (hormones associated with appetite). Apparently sleep deprivation generates the same biological state as sustained calorie deprivation: high night-time cortisol levels, which in turn leads to insulin resistance and decreased concentrations of leptin (the appetite-suppressing hormone released by body fat). In effect, your brain starts thinking you're in the middle of a food scarcity situation, and turns your appetite up several notches, and reduces your need for sleep even more so you have more time for foraging.

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1/7/10 10:12 P

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Here, from Spark People's Health News article is some information about being overweight and sleep apnea. While I'm not very excited about treatments with medicine - which ALWAYS involve side effects - the information may help some people who have too much difficulty changing their routines for success:

Anti-Obesity Drug May Reduce Sleep Apnea

An investigational oral anti-obesity drug called Qnexa appears to be an effective treatment for sleep apnea, according to drug maker Vivus Inc.

A study of 45 obese men and women found that those treated with Qnexa for 28 weeks had 69 percent fewer sleep apnea events than those who took a placebo. The patients who took the drug lost an average 10 percent of body weight (about 23.8 pounds), Dow Jones Newswires reported.

"We know that substantial weight loss can significantly improve sleep apnea. These phase 2 data suggest that Qnexa, if approved for this indication, may be a promising treatment" for sleep apnea, said Leland Wilson, chief executive of Vivus.

The company has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve the drug as a treatment for obesity, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

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1/1/10 3:16 P

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Beyond the hormone chemistry mentioned below, it just seems to me to stand to reason that if you're feeling tired, you might rather naturally turn to food to boost your energy. I know I do.

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12/15/09 11:10 P

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I started this thread back in September with this information:
"Some people may not be aware that lack of enough good sleep can make us FAT! Two hormones in our bodies, leptin and ghrelin, can make us fat if their amounts are up or down. Leptin is good, ghrelin is bad. Good sleep determines how much of each one you have in your body."

"Maybe one reason for the current epidemic of obesity in our culture is that we're not getting enough good sleep!"

In SparkPeople's Health News today, there is information about a study showing a correlation between amounts of Leptin and Alzheimer's. Higher amounts of Leptin are associated with a lower chance of developing Alzheimer's disease. Here's the link:
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Leptin is a brain chemical that is produced when you are getting GOOD sleep without apneas.

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9/9/09 12:32 A

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Sharon,
That is my problem. Even when I get 8-9 hours sleep, I still get so sleepy that I am miserable sometimes all day. I can go to sleep anywhere, anytime. I am seeing my lung doctor on 12th of this month for this reason. I think what I have is hypersomnia, daytime sleepiness, or lack of oxygen. His nurse advised that he would send me for another sleep study. I am sure he will do tests similar to what you are having done. I have already had an MRI that came out as okay. I am looking forward to hearing the results of your tests. I wish you the very best news, that what they find is treatable. I really feel for you. It certainly is not a very good life to live, when you can't get past the sleepiness you feel all the time.

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9/8/09 12:05 P

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Here's a SparkPeople article on sleep and gaining weight:
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6/2/09 11:06 P

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We'll stay tuned ...!
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6/2/09 1:04 P

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Best of luck I will keep you in my prayers. I hope they can pin point what is going on..


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6/2/09 12:44 P

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I just had a special MRI that had a special doctor coming in to do it, yesterday. Now I have to have alot of special lab test on Thursday, so maybe that will tell us something. I'll let you know when I find out the results. Thanks for your concern.

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6/1/09 11:28 P

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I hope they're able to identify what's making you so sleepy, Sharon!
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5/27/09 5:11 P

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Well that can't be a problem for me. I can't stop sleeping. This week they are doing an MRI with and without contrast. They are also running different tests on my kidneys, liver, and thryoid again and blood test on hormones in by body. Some day they are going to find out what is causing me to sleep all the time. Thanks for the info, Chickory.

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5/27/09 11:57 A

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Some people may not be aware that lack of enough good sleep can make us FAT! Two hormones in our bodies, leptin and ghrelin, can make us fat if their amounts are up or down. Leptin is good, ghrelin is bad. Good sleep determines how much of each one you have in your body.

Maybe one reason for the current epidemic of obesity in our culture is that we're not getting enough good sleep!


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