Study Reveals Sleep Disorders Affect Men and Women Differently
A new Australian research shows that women are more likely to suffer from effects of sleep disorder than men. The study, published in the “Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine“, suggests that women are more sensitive and face severe depression-like situations. This also leads to daytime sleepiness. The study was conducted by the scientists to find out the causes of sleeping disorder which is most common among females.
The research was conducted by the SleepGP clinic in Coolangatta Queensland, Australia and studied 744 patients who were undergoing or had undergone sleep-related health care from other private hospitals in Australia between 2013 and 2015. These patients were then tested using sleep-related tests like Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) followed by a questionnaire.
The study indicates women who experience difficulties sleeping are more prone to feel tired and depressed than men.
The major tenets of the study are:
1 ) After the research, the scientists came to a conclusion that 49% of women have daytime sleep disorder compared to 36.9% men. The study further says that it is women who tend to report the symptoms of excessive burden of sleepiness.
2) The ultimate outcomes of the research suggest that women face difficulty in remembering and concentrating on things, are usually depressed and tired and therefore face difficulty in sleeping during the night. While men, on the other hand, tend to snore more than women, which provoke their bed partners to change bedrooms.
3) There are a number of factors which affect sleep, like changes in hormone level, stress, change in lifestyle and much more. This further has a major impact on the health conditions.
4) The complaints which are heard by women are headache, insomnia, irritation and fatigue.
5) The hormone levels play an important part in the role in sleep in women. Sometimes, it is due to the hormonal changes and menstrual period that women face difficulty sleeping at night, which tend to lead to depression and stress-related cases.
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