It Affects Women Too
What you should know about women & sleep apnea
1 in 5 women have sleep apnea...
but only 1 in 10 women know it.
Despite the prevalence of sleep apnea among women -- the signs are often missed -- and women go undiagnosed -- suffering its serious consequences without a solution.This is why a woman-centered approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea is so important.
Am I at risk?
The symptoms of sleep apnea may be different for women then they are for men…Don’t miss the signs…
- Frequent or loud snoring, gasping, or snorting sounds
- Difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently
- Restless sleep or changes in dream patterns
- Frequent bathroom visits at night
- Night-time Heartburn
- Feeling depressed, anxious, irritable, or impatient
- Feeling tired or lacking energy
- Feeling sleepy or falling asleep at the wrong time or place
- Forgetfulness, fogginess, or trouble concentrating
- Accident proneness
Even without these symptoms you could be at risk. Some women don’t present symptoms at all. But, the following conditions make you more likely to have sleep apnea:
- Above optimal weight
- Hypothyroidism (low thyroid function)
- A family member w/ sleep apnea
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
Does this sound like you? Take our on-line quiz - specifically designed with women in mind.
What's at stake?
Untreated sleep apnea in women is serious business and can lead to:
High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke
Depression and other mood disorders
Fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and accidents
Diminished memory, alertness, learning capacity
Weight Gain & Obesity
Increased sensitivity to pain
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Treatment Options Just For You
Since research shows that women experience sleep apnea differently than men, it only makes sense that your treatment should be different too.
Res Med offers the first complete sleep therapy solution tailored exclusively for women - PAP devices and masks designed specifically with women’s bodies and sleep patterns in mind.