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Assistant News Editor Lee Dryden was diagnosed with sleep apnea and uses a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to assist with breathing while sleeping. From a layman’s point of view, he will discuss the benefits, issues, challenges and frustrations of sleeping while wearing a mask.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sleep apnea affects women, too

  Right or wrong, sleep apnea seems to be considered a man's health issue.
  That makes sense as sufferers are often larger with thick necks that contribute to airway blockage.
  But a study detailed in Medical News Today suggests undiagnosed apnea may be an issue for a higher percentage of women (50 percent!)  than most of us would imagine.
  The findings were reported by Swedish scientists (and who knows if that number is true) but it's something to consider.
  Thanks to Ryan McDevitt at Sleep Solutions Home Medical in Troy for sharing a newsletter that included this study. His publication will likely be the source of many topics I will share.


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