Women's Health

Menopausal Hormones May Cause Sleep Apnea in Women

Living with both Sleep Apnea and Menopause

Any form of sleep apnea can sound scary and dangerous, compounding it with an inevitable biological occurrence like menopause only serves to make it scarier. The great thing is that sleep apnea and menopause can both be treated effectively. Patients will need to see a physician to determine if they are indeed suffering from sleep apnea by conducting a sleep study, which may lead to the use of a CPAP machine. The loss of hormones from menopause can be addressed by hormone replacement therapy or supplements if necessary, so both do not need to be extremely difficult life changing events.