Hormone replacement therapy and sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Shahar2003HormoneRT,
  title={Hormone replacement therapy and sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Eyal Shahar and Susan Redline and Terry Young and Lori L Boland and Carol M. Baldwin and F. Javier Nieto and George T. O'Connor and David M Rapoport and John A. Robbins},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={167 9},
  pages={
          1186-92
        }
}
Disordered breathing during sleep is more common among postmenopausal women than among their premenopausal counterparts, possibly because of declining levels of estrogen and progesterone. We examined the relationship between the use of replacement hormones and sleep-disordered breathing in a sample of 2,852 noninstitutionalized women, 50 years of age or older, who participated in the Sleep Heart Health Study. The frequency of apneas and hypopneas per hour of sleep (apnea-hypopnea index) was… CONTINUE READING

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