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Severe hot flashes heighten risk for obstructive sleep apnea

November 16, 2017

Read the Perspective from JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP

Midlife women experiencing severe or very severe hot flashes or night sweats have a greater risk for obstructive sleep apnea than those with mild or no vasomotor symptoms, according to findings published in Menopause.

“The menopausal transition is independently associated with poor sleep and seems to be associated with increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea,” Catherine C. Gao, BA, from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “In addition, up to 80% of midlife women experience hot flashes or night sweats (vasomotor symptoms).”

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