Why are women more tired than men?
Truth is, there is no definitive answer. Many studies are currently endeavoring to determine why more women report that they have issues sleeping (that is to say, it could be that women are more likely to report sleep deficiencies than men). However, most collected evidence points to the fact that more women suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia and waking disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, than men.
What happens when you don't get the sleep you need?
Part of this must be biological right? Yes- a woman's biological clock is wired slightly differently in that her circadian rhythm is about 6 minutes shorter than that of a man's. Women tend to sleep worse during their period due to factors such as cramps and hormonal changes. But no matter what the reason, sleeplessness in females causes a host of problems including:
- Stress (which contributes to fatigue and sleeplessness itself)
- Diabetes and weight gain
- Cardiovascular disease
How can we help at Ahkami Medical Group
Sleeplessness is associated with a lower quality of life. Not getting the sleep you need means that your body is unable to recharge its systems, cells cannot repair and rebuild; furthermore, you are less likely to prosper the following day with significantly decreased energy levels. If you are not getting the sleep you need, it is worth asking why? We can help you troubleshoot and provide you with the information you need to gain a grasp on your sleeplessness. From here, we can move forward with a multi-dimensional treatment plan that will help you fall and stay asleep.