Sleep Apnea affects on Men vs Women

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a common disease and can be experienced by anyone. But it is more common in men than in women. If you or someone close to you suffers from sleep apnea, call Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South.

The most common type of condition is obstructive sleep apnea, abbreviated OSA. It is characterized by airway obstruction during sleep, which disrupts the flow of oxygen to the brain.

The cause of OSA is unknown. Researchers believe that one of the reasons it is more common in men is that men usually have larger but more destructive airways than women. Differences in brain structure may also play a role.

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can pose serious health risks. These include:

Diabetes
Hypertension
Heart disease
Stroke

People with sleep apnea may also experience fatigue and mood swings during the day.

At Houston Sleep Solutions, sleep apnea and its treatment is our specialty. If you or your loved ones have trouble sleeping, give us a call and make an appointment today!

Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you.

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2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland Phone: 832-895-5120

1769 S. Friendswood Dr. Ste 107
Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood Phone: 281-482-1275