In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing
Berger/Henry ENT Center
Jamestown Medical Building
Chestnut Hill Medical Building
The Oaks Medical Center
Date Posted: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 by Don Sesso
Traditional thinking indicates that sleep apnea primarily affects men. However, more recent studies indicate that sleep apnea can be common in women, as well.
Women who are obese or suffer from hypertension are more prone to obstructive sleep apnea. Specifically, eighty percent of women with hypertension and eighty-four percent of obese women suffered from sleep apnea.
The takeaway was that sleep specialists and physicians should not have a gender bias toward OSA; rather, they should look for the symptoms.