Women's Health

Why Women Should Also Be Concerned About Sleep Apnea

Do not brush away the symptoms

The Toolkit is a big help for women who are displaying symptoms of sleep apnea. This helps healthcare providers to be more vigilant for possible signs of obstructive sleep apnea in their female patients. According to Susan Redline, MD, MPH, SWHR Network on Sleep Chair, and Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, having a healthy amount of sleep is as essential as a healthy diet and physical activities. However, the sleeping difficulties that are experienced by women are usually overlooked and even considered to be unavoidable. But with this new research, the attention of healthcare providers, as well as the patients themselves, is expected to be better. This expects people to be more aware and be more concerned with women who may have this kind of disorder. For women who have suspected themselves to have sleep apnea, reaching out to their respective healthcare providers immediately and discussing the matter is a big step. This way, the adverse effects of obstructive sleep apnea in women will now be avoided if the symptoms are detected earlier.