Study: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Produces Cortical Thinning In Different Areas In Men And Women
This Can Explain The Different Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea In Men And Women And Lead To Different Treatments
Researchers have found that obstructive sleep apnea produces cortical thinning in several areas of the brain, which might be the reason for differences in clinical symptoms. However, the most significant finding is that the affected regions are different for men and women. Studies have shown a higher prevalence of sleep apnea in men, compared to women. Earlier studies have proved that obstructive sleep apnea caused changes in the brain, showing damages to the gray area, and also the white area, but it had not considered that the brain changes were different in men and women. These differences might explain why loud snoring and apnea are more present in men, while women tend to depression, fatigue, and mood changes. This can lead to different treatments for obstructive sleep apnea in men and in women. Additional details click here.