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Healthy Sleep Tips For Women

Did you know that men and women have different sleep experiences? On the whole, women report more sleep disturbances than men.

Treating sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy may improve fetal health

Studies suggest that treatment of mild-sleep disordered breathing with CPAP therapy in pregnant women with preeclampsia improves fetal activity levels.

Sleep Duration Affects Hunger Differently in Men and Women

It is not secret that sleep loss increases appetite. Did you know it can affect men and women differently? Find out more about these differences.

Does night work put women's health at risk?

There may be a link between night shifts and breast cancer in women. Learn more about this link.

Depressed Moms' Behavior May Play Role in Infants' Sleep Problems

Sleep problems are common in young children and can lead to stress in families. One factor that might contribute to these problems is the mother’s depression.

Sleep apnea linked to increased risk of dementia in elderly women

Elderly women who suffer from sleep apnea -- characterized by disrupted breathing and sleep and a reduction in the intake of oxygen -- are about twice as likely to develop dementia in the next five years as those without the condition, according to a multi-center study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.

Sleep, Pregnancy and Blood Pressure

The first study to examine the association between insufficient sleep and blood pressure among pregnant women found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester.

Effects of Chronic Insomnia Differ in Men and Women

A recent study published in the journal SLEEP found that men with chronic insomnia who slept for less than six hours were four times more likely to die during the 14-year follow-up period (odds ratio = 4.33) than men without insomnia who slept for six hours or more. These findings further emphasize the importance of diagnosis and treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Do women need more sleep than men?

Do women need more sleep than men? Yes, according to Dr. Jim Horne, Britain's leading expert in sleep science.


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