Fighting Back Against Sleep Apnea

PCOS is a major increased risk factor for sleep apnea – the potentially dangerous disorder that can temporarily halt breathing during sleep. Certain other factors raise the likelihood of developing various forms of the latter disorder.
 
Obstructive sleep apnea

  • Excess weight. Fat deposits around your upper airway may obstruct your breathing.
  • Neck circumference. The size of your neck may indicate whether or not you have an increased risk of sleep apnea. That’s because a thick neck may narrow the airway and may be an indication of excess weight. A neck circumference greater than 17.5 inches is associated with an increased risk.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • A narrowed airway. You may inherit a naturally narrow throat. Or, your tonsils or adenoids may become enlarged, which can block your airway.
  • Being older. Sleep apnea occurs two to three times more often in adults older than 65.
  • Family history. If you have family members with sleep apnea, you may be at increased risk.
  • Use of alcohol, sedatives or tranquilizers. These substances relax the muscles in your throat.
  • Smoking. Smokers are three times as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea.

Central sleep apnea

  • Heart disorders. People with atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure are more at risk of central sleep apnea.
  • Stroke or brain tumor. These conditions can impair the brain’s ability to regulate breathing.

Next Steps

  1. Take the PCOS Quiz!  Get your score and assess your hormone health risks.
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