Sleep Apnea

There’s something I’ve been forgetting to mention when I talk about the positive changes in my life since doing my first Whole30 and adopting the Paleo Diet: sleep apnea. When I was heavy, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve suffered from sleep apnea. As I got older and heavier, it got worse. It had reached a point where my wife and kids were concerned, so I talked to my doctor about it. He recommended a sleep study which confirmed it: I had sleep apnea. The prescription was a CPAP which I used every night to keep me from the long pauses in breathing caused by sleep apnea.

After my Whole30, I decided to try to sleep without the CPAP. I found I was not only able to do so, but I was no longer snoring. I don’t know if it was the weight loss or the change in diet that made the difference, but either way, eating healthier has made my sleep apnea a thing of the past.

Add that to the list of health issues that living healthy has reversed. This includes:

  • Diabetes (blood sugar well within normal range)
  • Cholesterol normal
  • Weight normal
  • Sleep apnea (gone)
  • Vision (improved, likely diabetes related)
  • Tingling of extremities (gone)
  • Joint pain (gone)

I also find that I catch colds less often, and when I do, I seem to recover more quickly.

One thought on “Sleep Apnea

  1. I also have sleep apnea – and use a CPAP machine. As far as I can tell, and in discussion with my doctor, it’s ALL about the weight. Good to know that you no longer need to use it – I also look forward to that day.

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