Gender Bias in Sleep Medicine
Studies have shown that sleep apnea occurs at a greater rate in men than compared to women. This rate is shown to be 2:1. However, in the real world, we see this rate is 8:1. So why does this difference exist?
As most things, there are many factors that go into this discrepancy, but we will be focusing on two of the major ones.
- Currently, there are several different screeners we use to detect those that are most likely to have sleep-related disorders. The two most common are the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and the Stop Bang Questionaire. Both of these have very simple and easy to answer questions and are a ...