Navigation Links
For Sleep Struggles, Women Urged to Alter Routines
Date:3/2/2012

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Driven to sleeplessness by the effects of stress and the demands of their own biology, women are more likely than men to have serious sleep problems, experts say.

"We see insomnia much more frequently in women, probably at least 50 percent more often than men," said Dr. Ryan Hays, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

In response, women have turned to medication for help. In the age range most affected by insomnia, ages 40 to 59, nearly 15.5 million American women got a prescription last year to help them sleep -- nearly double the rate for men in the same age group, according to IMS Health, a health-care consulting firm in Danbury, Conn.

But sleep researchers believe there's a better way. Changes to a person's lifestyle and to the way they approach sleep can help in a more natural and more effective way than simply popping a sleeping pill.

And putting away the pills may be especially appealing in light of a report earlier this week in the journal BMJ Open that suggested prescription sleep aids may shorten your life or increase your risk of certain cancers.

"That's the ideal, to not rely on a pill to help you get to sleep," said Shelby Harris, director of the behavioral sleep medicine program in the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "It's always best to solve a problem without a pill. It really does depend on the patient, but we prefer if you can avoid medication."

Two major factors make women more likely than men to suffer insomnia, Harris said.

The first factor is innate and ancient. "There are a lot of hormonal and biological changes throughout the life cycle that women experience, and those affect sleep," she said.

These hormonal changes begin with menstruation and continue through menopause. P
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Sleep gets better with age, not worse
2. Sleeping Pills Linked to Raised Risk of Death, Cancer: Study
3. Southerners Sleepiest, U.S. Sleep Map Shows
4. Sleep breathing machine shows clear benefits in children with sleep apnea
5. Clot-Busting Drug May Work for Those Who Have Strokes While Asleep
6. Sleep Apnea May Be Tied to Silent Strokes, Study Finds
7. Women Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Raised Heart Risks, Too
8. University of Houston opens Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids
9. Poor Sleep May Complicate Young Diabetics Blood Sugar Control
10. Nap-deprived tots may be missing out on more than sleep, says University of Colorado-led study
11. Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavior problems in young diabetics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
For Sleep Struggles, Women Urged to Alter Routines
(Date:4/14/2014)... been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but ... continues to be a major challenge. , Nanotechnology ... the use of nanocarriers, or capsules, that can transport ... body. , The catch? These carriers are tiny, and ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of ... at the University of South Carolina have just reported ... against so-called "superbugs." , Bacteria have been chipping away ... since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for ... appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study ... a review of a dozen popular websites, most of ... were written beyond the recommended sixth-grade reading level, while ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Inc., announced today a publication demonstrating that the company,s ... cells exposed to plasma samples of patients with a ... "TNT003, an inhibitor of the serine protease C1s, prevents ... was published on-line in the journal Blood ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... Child Development Institute have released their new study of ... success in kindergarten. According to FPG,s report, students enrolled ... of learning. , "Children are progressing at an ... than expected for normal developmental growth," said senior scientist ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nano shake-up 2Health News:Penicillin redux: Rearming proven warriors for the 21st century 2Health News:Penicillin redux: Rearming proven warriors for the 21st century 3Health News:Website information on colon cancer too complex, fails to address key concerns 2Health News:Website information on colon cancer too complex, fails to address key concerns 3Health News:Ex vivo efficacy of C1s antibody as Complement inhibitor in cold agglutinin disease 2Health News:Study gives high marks to NC Pre-K program 2
... Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and nearly ... to the skin. What is all the more alarming is that ... of sunburn & skin cancer admit they still get sunburnt despite ... ,Chronic exposure to sunlight is the cause of nearly ...
... obesity and people who are overweight, may not be ... systematically reviewed the current evidence for the supplement had ... Cochrane Library.// ,The review assessed results ... or obese adults. Those who received chitosan had an ...
... the people in South India wake up to the lovely ... celebrate for these coffee lovers now, with firm evidence from ... a morning jolt and has been found to contain substances ... Antioxidants in general have been linked to a number of ...
... common cancer diagnosed in men and the risk of ... the best form of therapy for prostate cancer remains ... options are available to patients: traditional open surgery, laparoscopic ... surgery. ,Prostate cancer patients biggest concerns following ...
... women who try to lose weight apparently have to choose ... weight loss , the supermodel Rachel Hunter has criticized "Desperate ... loss. , ,Hunter said that Hatcher's face looked older ... was once married to rocker Rod Stewart, went on to ...
... 28 : Researchers report that mother to be who ... on the growth of their unborn babies., ,Researchers ... adverse pregnancy outcomes // - primary caesarean delivery, pre-term ... group., ,Terry J. Rosenberg of Medical Health and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost? 2Health News:Hollywood Actress Hunter criticises Hatcher for weight loss. 2Health News:Obesity, diabetes in pregnant women affects babies 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), ... distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders ... the Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical ... new member of the board. From 1975 ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ) ... System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, ... Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will present ... Conference. Mr. Doman will make a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary ... common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3
... , May 25 A record 235 new ... being developed by America,s pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, according to a ... , , ... adult population suffers from diabetes—a rate that has more than doubled since ...
... HELMOND, The Netherlands , May 25, 2010 Blue Medical ... life of,patients with cardiovascular disease, with the start of the PIONEER trial, in,which ... , , ... clinical program, is the trial that,enables for the first time the delivery of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines Currently in Development to Treat Diabetes 2New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines Currently in Development to Treat Diabetes 3New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines Currently in Development to Treat Diabetes 4First Coronary Stent on Drug Eluting Balloon Implanted 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: