Women’s Health

Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Improve Sex Life, Especially for Women

Sleep apnea may occur while we’re sleeping, but it can impact every aspect of our waking lives. This includes our sex lives. Sleep apnea can lead both to a loss of desire and to physical dysfunction. In the past, much of the attention has been put on [link id='1480' text='how sleep apnea […]

Gestational Sleep Apnea Reduces Childhood Reading Ability

Although men are, overall, more likely to suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, we know that there are some times when women have an elevated risk of sleep apnea. One of these includes pregnancy. Sleep apnea during pregnancy, sometimes described as gestational sleep apnea, has been […]

Current Screening Tools May Be Inaccurate for Pregnant Women

We know that sleep apnea carries many serious risks for people of all ages and health conditions. And we are coming to understand that it carries special risks for pregnant women, making it essential that we properly identify sleep apnea in pregnant women.

However, a new comprehensive review shows that […]

Should We Define “Gestational Sleep Apnea”?

Although sleep apnea is more commonly considered a man’s problem, there are two times in their lives when women are at very elevated risk for sleep apnea. One of them is after menopause, when women’s risk of sleep apnea approaches and may even exceed a man’s of the same age.

But the […]

Do Snoring and Sleep Apnea during Pregnancy Affect the Fetus?

We know that many women who don’t otherwise snore will snore during pregnancy. This snoring may be a sign that they are experiencing sleep apnea. Now a new study shows that these sleep breathing problems also affect the baby’s oxygen supply.

The Effects of […]

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