Friday, September 28, 2012

Obstructive sleep apnea common in women

This article discusses research about the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in women. I was taught that men are about two times more likely to have OSA than women until women reach menopause. Than the prevalence is about equal for both men and women. But this study showed that about half of the women in their sample had some form of OSA, with 14% having severe OSA. Hopefully the word will get out and women will talk to their doctor or a sleep physician about getting evaluated.

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