According to the National Sleep Foundation, women with sleep apnea are often misdiagnosed. Because this is generally an obesity related disorder a growing number of men and women in the US suffer from sleep apnea. This is why it is very important that you understand the symptoms and discuss your treatment options with your doctor right away if you are having trouble sleeping.
Common sleep apnea symptoms include: waking up with a sore throat, dry mouth, loud snoring, sometimes waking up choking or gasping, fatigue or lack of energy during the day, morning headaches and forgetfulness.
Your doctor may require you to make lifestyle changes and use a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) if you have sleep apnea. If left untreated sleep apnea can lead to several other health problems including dementia.