Women's Health

Menopausal Hormones May Cause Sleep Apnea

Menopausal Hormones May Cause Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea or more commonly referred to as sleep apnea has recently been observed to have high incidences in perimenopausa women. Other than observation and self reporting of increased difficulties with sleeping, there is no definitive scientific data that link sleep apnea to menopause. However, a four year study concluded the lower levels of estrogen may have been responsible for cases of sleep apnea and that menopausal women were eight times more likely to suffer from sleep apnea.