Sleep dis­or­ders af­fect women more

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From de­pres­sion and day­time sleepi­ness to dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing, a new Aus­tralian re­search sug­gests that women are more sen­si­tive than men to the ef­fects of sleep dis­or­ders.

Re­searchers in Aus­tralia, re­cently in­ves­ti­gated how dif­fer­ently men and women get af­fected by sleep dis­or­ders in their day-to-day lives.

Sci­en­tists stud­ied 744 pa­tients, who re­ceived sleep­related health­care from seven pri­vate gen­eral prac­tices in Aus­tralia be­tween 2013 and 2015. They were as­sessed via sev­eral sleep-re­lated tests, in­clud­ing the Ep­worth Sleepi­ness Scale (ESS) and other ques­tion­naires.

The sci­en­tists found that women were more likely to have sleep dis­or­ders associated with day­time sleepi­ness (49% com­pared to 36.9 % for men). Women were also more likely to re­port an in­creased bur­den of symp­toms linked to sleepi­ness.The study found that women were more likely to feel ex­ces­sively tired or de­pressed, have dif­fi­culty con­cen­trat­ing or re­mem­ber­ing things, and have more trou­ble sleep­ing at night.


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