Women are more likely than men to experience insomnia. A 2005 National Sleep Foundation poll found that 57% of women and 51% of men said they experienced a symptom of insomnia at least a few nights per week. Unfortunately, only seven percent of women reported receiving treatment for insomnia, according to a separate National Sleep Foundation poll.
Certain phases of the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause can all contribute uniquely to women’s sleep troubles. Sometimes, these biological changes disrupt sleep, but then unhealthy sleep habits maintain the pattern.
This is why keeping good sleep practices is important for women. In addition to general sleep hygiene recommendations, there are many steps that can improve your sleep.