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Do more women or men have insomnia?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Women are more likel

To have insomnia than men.
One reason is that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and menopause can affect sleep. During perimenopause, women may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Hot flashes and night sweats often can disturb sleep.Some medical conditions that can cause secondary insomnia also are more common in women than men. Also more in pregancy.

In brief: Women are more likel

To have insomnia than men.
One reason is that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and menopause can affect sleep. During perimenopause, women may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Hot flashes and night sweats often can disturb sleep.Some medical conditions that can cause secondary insomnia also are more common in women than men. Also more in pregancy.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Technically close

Based on studies, more women but this is largely because they see doctors more than men typically do.
Their symptoms are also reported more often because they are more descriptive in general. That being said when comparing the groups, the severity of insomonia objectively tends to be worse in men.

In brief: Technically close

Based on studies, more women but this is largely because they see doctors more than men typically do.
Their symptoms are also reported more often because they are more descriptive in general. That being said when comparing the groups, the severity of insomonia objectively tends to be worse in men.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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