Does obesity cause sleep disorders?

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Does obesity cause sleep disorders? Answer: The short answer to that is yes. Obesity is a well-known contributor to obstructive sleep apnea. The way obesity helps contribute to obstructive sleep apnea is through the deposition of adipose tissues in the airways, making the airways smaller, so it's harder to suck in air that you need while you are sleeping, when the airway is relaxed. People who have obstructive sleep apnea have increased risk of getting high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, and with modern obstructive sleep apnea, there is even a 500% increased risk of 20 different cancers.