Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sleep Apnea and women

I read about a swedish study of 400 women. In an overnight testing, they discovered half of them were diagonosed with sleep apnea , meaning they experienced at least five episodes an hour when they stopped breathing for longer than 10 seconds. 
While researchers are sure how important mild sleep apnea is , they agreed it's important to pay attention to.
"We see that it doesn't go away and it gets worse," one researcher says.
Sleep apnea is tied to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and early death.
One recent study also found that women who have sleep apnea are more likely to develop memory problems and dementia .