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Does sleep apnea occur more in women after menopause?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder usually thought of as a condition reserved for overweight men. But two to five percent of middle-aged women have OSA, too, most likely due to the increase in overweight and obese people. And unfortunately, women are about three times more likely to have OSA after menopause than before.


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