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MAY 02, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Women Sleep Differently Than Men -- And Why It Matters

Women take longer to fall asleep. They report feeling more sleepiness. They have an increased risk of insomnia. And they even spend more time in deep sleep, compared to men. But the understanding of why sex differences in sleep exist -- and how these differences may affect treatment -- lags far behind, according to a new report from the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR). Much of the medical literature surrounding sleep focuses on sleep apnea, typically considered a man's disease, SWHR's director of scientific programs Monica Mallampalli, Ph.D., MSc, tells The Huffington Post: When ... Read More

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