Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome in Premenopausal Women

  • Kanika Bagai
  • Beth A. Malow
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is characterized b recurrent sleep-induced collapsibility of the pharyngeal airway. Normal adu women (20–45 years of age) are a cohort of women in whom menstrual cycles, us of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, and lactation are associated with a varied hor-monal environment. These differences in hormonal status may, in turn, potentiall change the likelihood of development of OSAHS in premenopausal women. Th clinical spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) includes apnea, hypopnea, and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS).


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Premenopausal Woman Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanika Bagai
    • 1
  • Beth A. Malow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashville

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