Sleep Apnea in Women

Find information specifically written for sleep apnea in women. Many women have undiagnosed sleep apnea since it is more commonly associated with men, and it has become a major health concern over the past few years. Sleep apnea in women should not be taken lightly because it impacts a woman's physical and mental health.

Signs of Sleep Apnea in Women

The signs of sleep apnea in women often go untreated. Recognizing and understanding the symptoms of sleep apnea is often the first step towards treatment.

  • Sleep Apnea in Women: CPAP for Women

    Sleep Apnea in Women: CPAP for Women

    December 14, 2023
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder believed to affect approximately 22 million Americans, with the majority of cases remaining undiagnosed or untreated.1 Traditional research shows that men are 2-3 times more likely to experience sleep apnea than women. However, new research suggests that these estimates could be low, as women could present symptoms differently.2 Sleep a...
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    Risks of Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy

    February 16, 2022

    This post was originally posted on January 9, 2013, and updated on February 16, 2022. Are pregnant women more likely to develop sleep apnea and require therapy with a sleep apnea machine, commonly called a CPAP machine? The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) believes they are. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person periodically stops breathing during sleep. This results in decreased.....

  • ResMed For Her AirFit CPAP Masks

    ResMed For Her AirFit CPAP Masks

    December 30, 2021
    ResMed AirFit CPAP masks offer a variety of designs to fit any CPAP user, including CPAP masks shaped to specifically fit a woman’s facial contours and meet her needs for CPAP therapy. Created for maximum comfort and a secure seal, these masks offer CPAP compliance without many of the issues most CPAP users have to manage. ResMed AirFit N10 Nasal CPAP Mask for Her CPAP users will love th...
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    Sleep Deprivation and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?

    October 1, 2018
    A new study confirmed the association between sleep disorders and breast cancer metastases. The good news is that CPAP therapy can treat sleep apnea.
  • CPAP Compliance for Women Sleep Apnea Patients

    CPAP Compliance for Women Sleep Apnea Patients

    November 5, 2013
    Although men are more likely to have sleep apnea than women, the gap has closed significantly over time. What is also unfortunate is that the gap between those diagnosed and undiagnosed, as well as the gap between patients who are complying with their CPAP therapy and those who are not, are wide and closing far too slowly. As more studies are done targeting women and sleep apnea, resea...
  • Women and Sleep Apnea

    Women and Sleep Apnea

    June 11, 2012

    We typically associate snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with men, but OSA is actually more likely to go undiagnosed in women than men. And snoring is just the tip of the iceberg: women who snore are about twice as likely to have high blood pressure. They also have a higher risk of depression. Additionally, women are 33% more likely to suffer from stroke and heart disease than women....