Women, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Reno and Sparks, NV
Women at all stages of life may experience a sleep disorder called, Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) but are often unaware of the symptoms of this form of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). By affecting healthy sleep habits, SDB contributes to snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea and can lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and depression.
What are Symptoms of Sleep Apnea and SDB in Women?
These signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome are often prevalent in both young and older women.
- Labored Breathing
- Reflux (GERD)
Diagnoses that can lead to Sleep Disorders and Sleep Disordered Breathing
Many women are unaware of the consequences of sleep disorder diseases that can be detrimental both to their health as well as their children. Sleep Disordered Breathing carries particularly dangerous risks during pregnancy. During this time, nasal swelling occurs, compromising the mother’s ability to breath efficiently, resulting in a lowering of oxygen to both the mother and the fetus. Studies show a correlation between this syndrome and developmentally delayed babies potentially leading to a serious cycle if not corrected.
Are you at Risk?
Each of these conditions below increase your chances of developing Sleep Disordered Breathing and OSA.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosis
- Estrogen/Progesterone Imbalance or Deficiency