We tend to think of snoring and sleep apnea as men’s problems. It’s the stereotype that the man snores, disturbing his wife. However, this stereotype could be badly misleading , so badly that it puts women’s lives at risk.
A new study shows that heart-related risks of sleep apnea might be higher for women. Women might even start developing dangerous symptoms at a younger age. Worse, in part because of our beliefs that this a man’s problem the rate of sleep apnea is badly underdiagnosed in women snorers.