Sleep disorders affect women more
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.