A study presented at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2017 Annual Meeting find sthat intermittent hypoxia in obstructive sleep apnea decreases the risk of bone health decline in menopausal women, reports Endocrinology Advisor.

“Intermittent hypoxia in OSA may confer a protective role in bone health in midlife women,” the researchers concluded. “Future research should explore the use of hypoxia-mimicking agents to improve bone health.”