Research Review: Sleep Differences Between Women & Men

April 22, 2024

In general, women have just been excluded. And it’s been more or less assumed that results found in men translate to women, and we now more and more start to understand that that is not completely true.

Stanford University postdoctoral scholar in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Renske Lok, who led a recent review of research regarding gender and sleep.

Why It Matters: The findings suggest gender should be considered in treatment for sleep-related disorders, and that women are more likely than men to note lower sleep quality. Check out this article for more about how men and women differ in sleep patterns. Context: According to the CDC, one in three U.S. adults experience sleep deprivation. 

Read More: Sleep patterns, disorders differ between women and men (The Washington Post)

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