A fat tongue may be disrupting your sleep

October 1, 2014 8:16 AM

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A fat tongue may be disrupting your sleep

A study shows that there are increased fat deposits in the tongues of obese people who suffer from sleep apnoea.

"This is the first study to show that fat deposits are increased in the tongue of obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea," study senior author Dr. Richard Schwab, co-director of the Sleep Centre at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Centre, said in a news release from Sleep.

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