Why a Woman’s Sleep Is Different From a Man’s

Did you know that women are physiologically built to sleep better than men? Then why are so many women today having trouble sleeping and feeling tired throughout the day? This article attributes women’s sleep difficulty to hormones and aging. If you are one of those women or if you know someone who is tired of tossing and turning and feeling too fatigued the next day to accomplish what needs to be done, then this article is for you. You may want to check with your doctor after reading it.

Sleep problems are epidemic among women today. An astonishing three-fourths of all women in the U.S. have sleep problems at least some nights. And almost half of women usually awaken feeling tired or groggy.

Sleep problems can take many forms and can involve too little sleep, too much sleep or inadequate quality of sleep. While millions of women admit they are tired, most cannot tell you how their exhaustion affects every aspect of their health — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

In my clinical practice, I treat hundreds of women who come to me with sleep complaints such as:

  • Not being able to turn off their minds when they get into bed Read More>>>

Want to learn better sleep hygiene?


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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