Being overweight is already a trouble with lot of people. After lot of efforts they are not able to put a break on their ever increasing pounds which is making them bulkier day by day. They face lot of difficulties due their oversized body and upon that, if Narcolepsy hits them, then that makes the problem even worse. And most of the time it does. And in recent times obesity has spread like an epidemic and with it this sleeping disorder too. Alongside, sleep apnea is another issue which is clutching the rapidly.
Both the problems are sleep related. In both the cases the individual suffering from it experience extreme day time sleepiness. Due to their over-weightiness, the fat people find it very difficult to sleep properly at night. As a result most of them suffer from sleep apnea. The airway of the obese individual becomes obstructed by the increased deposition of the fats in the neck, large tonsils, enlarged tongue all pressing on the airway when the pharyngeal (throat) muscles are relaxed with sleep. For this reason, the obese people often grouse about morning headaches constant fatigue, listlessness and moodiness. These narcoleptic individuals can fall asleep anywhere like watching TV, a movie, a party or even at the traffic light. Worst part is they can even fall asleep while driving. Not only that, several other problem pops up in these obese individuals like cardiovascular disorder, diabetes, kidney problem, blood pressure and many more which adds fuel to the fire of narcolepsy and sleep apnea.
The main remedy that is suggested to them is reducing their weight and stay away from those food items that add to their extra pounds. Taking a nootropic medication such as Provigil can be very beneficial too as it helps to improve wakefulness in an individual. Apart from that regular exercise, adapting weight loss measures and taking medical help is recommended to overcome the difficulty of sleep issue.