I wouldn’t think that Sleep Apnea would have any effect on fertility, but then again before I started to research sleep apnea I though that the only consequence of it was being tired. As I have written over the past year there are many consequences of having sleep apnea besides being tired, some of them are even fatal. So the question today is does sleep apnea cause infertility.
The reason that I am interested in whether there is connection between sleep apnea and infertility is that my wife and I tried to have children for years and we couldn’t. I can’t say that it was the sleep apnea because there were other factors involved that are common among other couples trying to conceive. But it is strange that sleep apnea could be a factor.
It seems that Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common health disorder with 5 -10% of women. This disorder has side effects like infertility, irregular periods and unfortunately sleep apnea. For more information, go to the following site.
Something else that I found out was that there is a problem with pregnant women developing or exacerbating their current sleep apnea. This puts them at an unhealthy risk of high blood pressure. Like anyone else with this disorder the most common treatment is the cpap.
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