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[Obstructive sleep apnea in women].

Abstract
The prevalence of sleep disturbances and their symptomatic manifestations may be different in men and women. Women with obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea compared to men, probably due to atypical symptoms such as morning headaches, symptoms of depression and daytime fatigue. There is a great importance of diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders regarding quality of life, co-morbidity and mortality in both genders.
AuthorsCsilla Zita Turányi, Nóra Pintér, Andrea Dunai, Márta Novák
JournalOrvosi hetilap (Orv Hetil) Vol. 155 Issue 52 Pg. 2067-73 (Dec 28 2014) ISSN: 0030-6002 [Print] Hungary
Vernacular TitleAz obstruktív alvási apnoe jelentősége nők körében.
PMID25528319 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Comorbidity
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Depression (etiology)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fatigue (etiology)
  • Female
  • Headache (etiology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Posture
  • Prevalence
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Sex Distribution
  • Sex Factors
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive (complications, diagnosis, epidemiology, therapy)
  • Sleep Wake Disorders (diagnosis)

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