A doctor from Baystate Health recently discovered that the condition is largely under-diagnosed in women, reports Western Mass News.

It is known that women have a different breathing pattern at night than men. Women tend to have a flow limitations time, so air just isn’t moving through as smoothly which can disrupt sleep.

This means women can have more problems when it comes to sleep apnea than men.

“A lot of women have been told they have no sleep apnea, or they are told they have mild forms and don’t need to treat it when they might be very symptomatic,” said Dr. Johnson.