Workup of Female Patients With Sleep Complaints

A Guide for Mid- Level Health Care Providers
  • Diana Monaghan
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


In the primary care setting, fatigue and other sleep complaints are often elicited during the course of history taking for another presenting problem or are mentioned as the practitioner is about to exit the exam room. Women may experience symptoms differently than men do; for example, women with sleep apnea are more likely than men to complain of insomnia, and they may be less aware of observed apneas (1).


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Sleep Disorder Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Daytime Sleepiness 
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  • Diana Monaghan
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  1. 1.Fairfax Associates in Medicine/Department of SurgeryFletcher Allen Health CareBurlington

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