A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders

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9780071425278: A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders

More than 20 million women can’t sleep at night or have trouble staying awake and alert during the day.

Unfortunately, most of these women don’t realize they have a sleep disorder. Although sleep disorders affect both men and women, sleep disorders among women are more prone to misdiagnosis and mistreatment.

Women experience different symptoms of sleep disorders than men and the onset of a sleep disorder occurs for different reasons than do men’s. Hormones, hormone replacement, different ages and stages of a women’s life including pregnancy, new motherhood, perimenopause, menopause, menstrual cycles and the sleep disorders of children and sleep partners make a book like A Woman’s Guide to Sleep Disorders necessary for women and their doctors.

* Women take twice as many drugs as men, many of which cause sleep disorders

* Women are more likely to experience RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and other sleep movement disorders than men

* Because of menstrual cycles, more women are iron deficient, which causes sleep disorders * Women are diagnosed and treated for depression more often than men are and some of the anti-depressants prescribed to these women cause sleep disorders as does the inability to sleep because of depression

* Research has shown that insomnia is more common in women than in men (64% vs. 50%)

Dr. Kryger’s book goes beyond the issue of sleep deprivation in women that is covered in other sleep books. It is designed to be a health book about what women (and their doctors) should know about recognizing whether their sleep problem is an actual disorder, what causes it, and how to medically treat the disorder.

A special section on the role that hormones and hormone replacement therapy play in sleep disorders is included.

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About the Author:

Meir Kryger, M.D., is a professor of medicine, a board member of the National Sleep Foundation, and past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is also the chief editor of the most widely used comprehensive medical textbook on sleep disorders, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine. He has been researching and treating women with sleep disorders for twenty-five years.

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A pioneer in the field of sleep medicine shows women how to solve their sleep problems

Do you toss and turn at night? Do you wake up repeatedly at all hours? Do you fall asleep in the daytime when you don't want to? These could be symptoms of a sleep disorder that may make you irritable and exhausted and could endanger your health.

Sleep disorders among women are common, but until recently they were largely misunderstood or misdiagnosed by the medical establishment. With A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders, Meir Kryger, M.D., a leader in sleep disorder research and treatment, breaks through the mystery to show you why your sleep is unsatisfying or unpredictable, what the causes might be, and--best of all--what you can do to fix them. You'll discover:

  • What healthy sleep is and how much you should be getting every night
  • Sleep problems unique to women, including those related to menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause
  • How family, psychological conditions, and the 24/7 world can cause sleep problems
  • How to combat specific disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia that may be causing your symptoms
  • Guidance to the help and resources you need to get treatment

The journey to a good night's sleep begins with the right information. With the help of Dr. Kryger, you can begin that journey and achieve the nightly rest you need for a healthier and happier life.

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