Sleep apnea is a medical problem in which you stop breathing for short periods of time while asleep. Sleep apnea can cause daytime fatigue, headaches, depression and even memory loss. Moreover, sleep apnea has been linked with high blood pressure and heart disease.
Sleep apnea is another condition that is very prevalent among overweight patients. As in most of the conditions associated with weight, sleep apnea can be diminished through weight loss. Weight-loss surgery has been shown to be very successful in improving sleep apnea symptoms. As with type 2 diabetes and hypertension, sleep apnea is recognized by most health insurance companies as a co-morbidity. If you suffer from sleep apnea and your BMI is between 30 and 35, your insurance provider may cover adjustable gastric banding.