Choices for Her

Women and sleep apnea

Did you know that approximately 15 million American women have sleep apnea?1-2 Sleep apnea can affect women at any age, with or without any other contributing conditions. Sleep apnea is often associated with serious conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart failure and stroke.3 However, effective treatment can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and other comorbidities.

Women & sleep apnea facts

  • Almost 40% of newly diagnosed sleep apnea patients are women4
  • The risk of sleep apnea in women after menopause is equal to that of men5
  • Snoring during pregnancy may be an indication of developing sleep apnea6
  • Insomnia and morning headaches are often the main indicators of sleep apnea in women7-8
  • Women who snore are about twice as likely to have high blood pressure9
  • Sleep apnea is related to a higher risk of depression and cognitive impairment or dementia in women10-11


New choices

We understand that when it comes to sleep therapy, women have unique needs. As the first company to design a mask for female patients, we are proud to offer the first integrated therapy system for women and even more choices for comfortable, customized therapy.

Stylish device

The comfort of ResMed’s premium S9 APAP, now in a stylish pink.

Customized fit range

Flexible headgear, minimal frame width and smaller sizes accommodate women’s sizing needs.

Stylish headgear

Whether you prefer to wear your hair short or long, under or over the backstrap, our women’s masks offer a choice of design and stylish color to complement her style.

Cushioning soft wraps

For added softness on your cheeks, cushioning soft wraps are gentle on the skin to reduce facial pressure and marks.


  • 01

    Young et al. New Engl J Med 1993*

  • 02

    Young et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002*

  • 03

    Collop et al. Clin Chest Med 2004

  • 04

    Medicare and private payer sleep apnea claims data, 2009

  • 05

    Pickett et al. J Appl Physiol 1989

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    Charboneau et al. Am Rev Respir Dis

  • 07

    Shepertycky et al. Am Rev Respir Dis 2005

  • 08

    Ambrogetti et al. Aust New Zeal J Med 1991

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    Hue et al. Am J Epidemiol 1999

  • 10

    Smith et al. Chest 2002

  • 11

    Yaffe et al. J Am Med Assoc 2011

* Extrapolated from 2010 Census data.

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