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Research & Publications

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High Rates of Sleep Apnea in Women

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.

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