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Sleep disorders – risks

Sleep disorders in women – risk factors and risks for health

Nowadays many women complain about sleep disorders and/or inadequate and unsatisfying sleep. Unfortunately women experience sleep difficulties more frequently than men – some scientists explain it partially by differences between women and men sleep.

It is well known that while women “tend to sleep” more than men, they also “tend to sleep” more lightly – it could be a reason for more frequent sleep disorders in women. If you sleep less and/or if you sleep light, it means you did not have “quality” restful sleep.

Sleep disorders in women can cause lack of energy, fatigue, exhaustion, difficulties with concentration and/or memory, morning headaches. Lack of restful sleep can keep women in stress with all consequences.

What are risk factors for sleep disorders in women?

Which conditions can trigger sleep disorders in women?

Depending on general health status and body sensitivity, some women are more prone to sleep disorders than others. Scientists discovered several conditions which can easily trigger sleep dysfunctions in women:

  • Obesity (especially combined with passive inactive lifestyle and lack of physical exercises),
  • Age (increasing age),
  • Increased use of coffee and/or caffeine,
  • Smoking,
  • Abnormal working schedules (night shifts or rotations),
  • Alcoholism,
  • Drug abuse,
  • High blood pressure.

Sleep disorders in women

What are risks for health in women suffering from sleep disorders?

Restful sleep is absolutely necessary part of healthy body survival and recovery.
According to medical professionals, adults need at least7-9 hours of sleep for maintaining normal health indicators and carry daily normal activities (different for each person).

Teenagers need longer sleep – about 10-11 hours per day – for insuring normal grow, development and for “covering” teenagers increased activities.

  • What are the possible consequences of different types of sleep dysfunctions in women?
  • Decreased learning capacity (difficulties in learning process);
  • Memory problems (difficulties in simple memory exercises);
  • Reduced ability to concentrate even on routine daily tasks;
  • Increased fatigue and/or irritability;
  • Reduced capacity for speech (interrupted speech, speech with loosing points);
  • Increased chances for weight gain (with the same usual daily diet);
  • Difficulties in personal relations (full of misunderstanding and treats);
  • Reduced activity of the immune system;
  • Increased possibilities for driving mistakes and car accidents;
  • Complicated relations at work with colleagues (useless conflicts);
  • High chances for depression (even based on simple life problems).

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