Sleep apnea disorder in women


FROM THE DEATH OF ACTRESS CARRIE FISHER. THE AUTOSPY REPORT SAYS FISHER ULTIMATELY DIED FROM SLEEP APNEA AND OTHER FACTORS BACK IN DECEMBER. THIS MORNING WE’RE LOOKING INTO THE IMPACT OF SLEEP APNEA IN WOMEN. 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S EMILY KINZER IS LIVE AT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL NORTH. (EMILY) GOOD MORNING. WHILE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT FISHER’S SLEEP DISORDER THIS MORNING IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE AUTOSPY REPORT SAYS SHE HAD TRACES OF COCAINE AND OTHER DRUGS IN HER SYSTEM WHEN THE EPISODE HAPPENED WHILE ON A PLANE. IT GOES ON TO SAY THAT SHE APPEARED TO HAVE GONE INTO CARDIAC ARREST COMBINED WITH A HISTORY OF SLEEP APNEA. SLEEP APNEA IS WHEN YOU HAVE ONE OF MORE PAUSES IN BREATHING OR SHALLOW BREATHS WHILE YOU SLEEP. THE PAUSES CAN LAST FROM A FEW SECONDS TO MINUTES AND COULD HAPPEN UP TO 30-TIMES AN HOUR OR MORE. WE REACHED OUT TO A DOCTOR WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK AND HE SAYS SLEEP APNEA IS MORE COMMON IN WOMEN THAN BEFORE. HE SAID ABOUT 6-PERCENT OF WOMEN SUFFER FROM SLEEP APNEA AND THAT PERCENTAGE DOUBLES AFTER MENOPAUSE BUT OFTEN TIMES SLEEP APNEA IN WOMEN IS UNDERDIAGNOSED. (EMILY) I’M JOINED LIVE THIS MORNING WITH DOCTOR OF SLEEP MEDICINE HANY HADDAD. WHY IS THE DISORDER UNDERDIAGNOSED IN WOMEN? WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR? SO IF YOU HAVE THOSE SYMPTOMS, WHAT SHOULD YOU DISORDER UNDERDIAGNOSED IN WOMEN? WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR? SO IF YOU HAVE THOSE SYMPTOMS, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? (SCOTT) –TIME CHECK– –TIME CHECK– (LAUREN)

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  • I loathed it CPAP and couldn’t rest with it on. I also tried performing Yoga but still didn’t work good. Then a buddy mentioned they’d heard about this sleep apnea treatment method “amam fetching site” (Google it). I have eight kinds of physical exercise that I’m doing everyday. After performing the exercise four times a day, I observe the variation from before and now. .

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