Research indicates that sleep loss takes a heavier toll on women than on men
Poor sleep health- that is sleep that is lacking in quality or quantity- is linked to a whole host of health related problems. But studies show that women actually suffer more than men when it comes to the toll that is exacted: women struggling to find the sleep they need are at an elevated risk for:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
With our technology-addicted culture moving at a faster clip than ever, sleeplessness is on the rise. So what steps can you take to protect yourself?
Healthy sleeping for women
If you have been struggling to fall or stay asleep consistently for a long period of time, it is time to seek the advice of a medical professional. The stakes (your health) are too great to not be getting the sleep you need. At Ahkami Medical Group, we focus on determining the underlying cause of your sleeplessness and setting a course to help you get back to your natural sleep cycle. But we urge every woman to exercise the factors that are within her control including:
- Sleep environment: keep lights off, limit noise and keep your bedroom temperature cool.
- Sleep hygiene: clean sheets regularly, engage in relaxing behaviors before bed including (not-too) hot showers.
- Monitor caffeine intake throughout the day: caffeine can work in the system for up to 8 hours after ingestion.
- Establish consistency with your sleep and waking patterns.
How we help women find more quality sleep in Passaic
At our office in Passaic, we want to help you return to a normal healthy sleep cycle. Depending on what is stopping you from sleeping, there are a plethora of recommendations to be made and certain medications to consider. Don't let sleep deprivation continue to wreak havoc in your life; instead call our office to schedule an appointment today.