"Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in 50% of females aged 20-70 years. 20% of females have moderate, and 6% severe sleep apnea. Sleep apnoea in females is related to age, obesity and hypertension but not to daytime sleepiness. When searching for sleep apnea in females, females with hypertension or obesity should be investigated."
References:"Sleep apnea is a common occurrence in females"Karl A. Franklin, Hans Stenlund and Eva LindbergEuropean Respiratory Journal doi: 10.1183/09031936.00212711 ERJ August 16, 2012
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