Effect of Deep Breathing Exercises on Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients

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Ali Nasser Hussein, Wafa Abd Ali Hatab


Sleep apnea is considered one of the diseases associated with type 2 diabetes, and its incidence is (83%) for diabetics. Deep breathing exercises have been applied to reduce or improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Amis of these Sudy to determine the effectiveness of deep breathing exercises on Obstructive sleep apnea for type II diabetic patients. A quasi -experimental design, non-probability (purposive) samples were conducted on diabetic patients suffering from this condition from (The First of December 2022 to 30th May 2023). The study included (65) patients, who were distributed into two groups. who applied deep breathing exercises for 6 weeks, The Berlin questionnaire was used in this study. The percentage of males was the highest in both study groups, with a rate equal to (75%), and the average age ranged from (50-41) years. The results showed There was a statistical significant difference between the two groups regarding post exercise. The significant improvement and effective effect of the program, as it led to a reduction in sleep apnea cases in patients with diabetes, sleep quality, and the ability to exercise, and training can play a major role in promoting health, especially since this type of intervention is a non-pharmacological intervention.

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