Serious question here but has anyone feel they have developed sleep apnea from gaining mass from lifting? How common is sleep apnea to lifters in general?
Did getting bigger made the condition worse? Did losing weight make it go away completely? I’m asking in all honesty as I think I have hit the ceiling in terms of getting comfortably bigger (for my height, weight & general well-being) & the added mass is now a liability to some degree in terms of getting adequate rest & sleep.
I’m already on a CPAP machine which I don’t use too regularly as it never seems to stay on right but I figure getting down to serious business & focusing on weight loss/increased cardio will help my situation. I’m worried about a vicious cycle in that I work long hours, then go to the gym = have horrible sleep quality, then repeat.
For the record I am 5’7 - 5’8, large framed, recently weighed myself at around 240 lbs. (I know, too heavy for my height) and am seriously considering tonsillectomy (might be drastic) as an option to relieve this apnea condition.
Can any other lifters in the same/similar boat share some info/advice/ideas? It would be greatly appreciated.