The Secret To A Better Night’s Sleep Could Lie In The Gut, Study Says

Lead researcher David Gozal, M.D., says that this study shows that manipulating the gut microbiome could eventually help prevent and manage sleep apnea issues. 

“For example, if we combine continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) with customized probiotics that change the patient’s gut microbiome,” he says, “we might be able to eliminate some of the tiredness and fatigue, and reduce the likelihood of the comorbidities associated with OSA that affect cognition, memory, cardiovascular disease or metabolic dysfunction.”

However promising, this preliminary research was conducted on animals, so more research is needed to verify the results in humans. Once that happens, Gozal says “then this is a major movement forward in the way we treat OSA.”