While we offer sleep tests for people of all ages, genders, and walks of life, we understand the struggles that many women deal with. A woman's role in today's society brings a lot of stress with it, which leads to sleepless nights. Synergy Sleep Health helps you find out what's going on in your efforts to get a good night's rest and starting your day refreshed.
Sleep health for women is affected by a combination of unique components, including biological conditions such as menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause, hormones, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
Women are often less diagnosed and treated for sleep apnea than men. According to the National Sleep Foundation, women may experience slightly different symptoms than the "classic" symptoms. Some examples of classic symptoms are snoring, witnessed breathing pauses at night, and excessive sleepiness during the day. It's no surprise when one realizes that these classic symptoms were described in nearly all male populations. However, women can often have other symptoms that can be overlooked when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.
1 in 4 women over the age of 65 suffer from sleep apnea. And while it is still more common in men, the risk of sleep apnea in women increases after age 50.
Menopause and sleep - a decrease in the production of certain hormones cause many physical and emotional changes, most notably hot flashes, mood disorders, insomnia, and sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep problems can often be accompanied by depression and anxiety. According to the National Sleep Foundation, generally speaking, post-menopausal women are less satisfied with their sleep and as many as 61% report insomnia symptoms.
Learn about the connection between menopause and sleep health, and what you can do to get a better night's rest.