These Steps Tackle Sleep Apnea and Snoring?Sleep apnea is lethal. It’s been connected to stroke, heart attack, obesity, and even various types of cancers. Plus, it drains your energy like nothing else.

Until now, the only medical alternative was a CPAP mask. Almost everyone who tries it gives up on using it.

A study in Nature Medicine reveals how taking a specific number of steps a day can tackle sleep apnea.

Yes, it’s as simple as walking a few steps (quite a few, actually).

The team of researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville analyzed the data collected by the All of Us Research Program, which included electronic Fitbit step count data.

Of the 6,042 participants, 73% were female, and 84% were white. They had an average age of 56.7 years and an average body mass index score of 28.1 kg-m2, meaning that they were slightly overweight.

Most participants took approximately 7,731.3 steps per day over the observation period of four years.

This is what the data showed.

1. Those who took the lowest number of daily steps were more likely to be obese, have sleep apnea, have gastroesophageal reflux disease, and suffer from major depressive disorder.

2. Those who took more than 8,200 daily steps experienced protection from these diseases. The more steps, the smaller the risk.

3. Diabetes and high blood pressure also resulted from a low number of steps, but the risk of suffering from these was not reduced beyond 8,000 to 9,000 daily steps.

This is a pretty amazing study, as it gives us very specific real-world guidance to reduce our risk of these diseases.

Specifically, we can reduce our risk of sleep apnea by taking anything more than 8,200 steps per day, with the risk declining further and further the more steps we take.

You can increase your step count by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around during your lunch break, pacing the floor while on the phone or completing routine tasks, and taking the longer route to your destinations.

Here is an easier way to heal sleep apnea than walking 8200 steps a day. Just train your throat for 3 minutes to stay open day and night using the simple throat exercises explained here…