Do not brush away the symptoms
The Toolkit is a big help for women who are displaying symptoms of sleep apnea, and it also helps healthcare providers to be more observant 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 activity. 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, people are more aware and concerned with women who may have this disorder. For women who have suspected sleep apnea, reaching out to your physicians immediately and discussing it is a big step. This will help the adverse effects of OSA to be prevented, especially if the symptoms are detected earlier.