Development of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea and Sleep
Women and Sleep Apnea
Dr. Phillips: Do you think women with sleep apnea are as likely to be diagnosed as men with sleep apnea are?
Grace W. Pien, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine, divisions of Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: On the whole, I believe that women with sleep apnea are less likely to be diagnosed compared to men. In earlier studies of patients coming in for evaluation for sleep apnea, the ratio of men to women has sometimes been extremely lopsided, with 8 or 9 men diagnosed with apnea for each woman found to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, we know from studies in the general population that the actual ratio is likely to be closer to 2 or 3 men with OSA for each woman who has the condition. read more>>
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