Did you know that women take longer to fall asleep and report feeling more sleepiness than men? They also have an increased risk of insomnia and sleep a lot deeper compared to a male. That part doesn’t seem so bad! But why does all of this matter? Well, it’s pretty much all due to our gender. In fact, most sleep research is done on sleep apnea, which is considered to be a man’s disease so, experts decided to look more into women and their sleeping patterns. This is what the study concluded.
How Women Sleep Differently Than Men
Some of the biggest names in women's sleep research got together at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences in Minneapolis earlier this month, and submitted a full report to the Journal for Women's Health for future publication.
- With a sleepless night due to pre-menstrual or menopause, scientists believe hormonal shifts seem to play a big role.
- Women have a larger risk for insomnia especially with the onset of menstruation and also during menopause.
- Restless legs syndrome is found more commonly in pregnant women.