Sleep and sleep-related disorders in women


Nevšímalová S




Cas Lek Cesk . Winter 2019;158(7-8):321-322.

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There are sex differences in sleep from a very early age till adulthood and older age. The changing hormone profile across the reproductive life of a woman, from puberty through the reproductive period to the postmenopausal years, has a significant influence on sleep.

Female hormones may lead to sleep disruption however, multiple factors play a role in insomnia during pregnancy as well as during menopause. Some sleep disorders, such as obstructive apnea and restless leg syndrome, are influenced by menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause.

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