Women and Sleep

Menopause can be a major sleep disruptor for women. Sleep expert Els van der Helm explains why it's harder to sleep during and after menopause and how women can best cope with the changes.
Most women today are deeply, profoundly exhausted. They don't feel they have permission to rest and just be. I've been taking field notes for years on the art of the well-rested woman. Here are my notes.
Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.
Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.
Regardless of whether this lack of shut-eye is voluntary or not, as time goes on it negatively impacts you mentally, physically and emotionally. The more you know about sleep and your own individual patterns, the better equipped you are to deal with sleep interruptions and learn to wake fully refreshed after a night of quality sleep.
1. You might be doubling up on the work you do. Although we've made strides toward a more equitable division of labor, women
A "do nothing" women's movement? I've been thinking about this a lot since I spoke with Dr. Rubin Naiman at last week's World Sleep Summit for Women's Health and Power. He told women that falling asleep was easy. All you have to do is nothing.
Why don't more people follow their dreams? Aside from being too sleep-deprived to remember them, the answer is simply that we need to make it a habit, and find someone to tell our dreams to.
I have a complicated relationship with my bed. I hate it, but I can't stop sleeping with it. I've heard other women compare their beds to clouds or refer to them fondly as their "nests." My bed is like the mighty Sarlacc, George Lucas' mind-creature that sucks in its victims then digests them over the course of 1,000 years.
A new study shows a link between sleep apnea and sexual dysfunction in women.
Ever feel like you're more of a morning person than the men in your life? There may be a biological explanation.
New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesleepdoctor Sweet Dreams, Keep in mind these basic new-parent strategies for protecting your
Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.
Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.
According to veteran sleep researcher Dr. Samuel Dunkell, the position you choose in bed each night echoes the way you deal with your daytime waking hours.
Some of the tips I received were pretty D'uh-worthy. ("Turn off the computer." Um. No. Really?). But others were more, "Wow! Could this work?"