The increase in obesity has become an epidemic in America. What is the relationship among weight, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type II diabetes mellitus? Weight is a clear risk factor for the development of obstructive sleep apnea OSA as well as for Type II diabetes.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common medical condition that has been documented to occur in approximately 5% to 15% of the population. However, more recent estimates from the 2005 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll indicate that as many as one in four American adults could benefit from evaluation for OSA.