New Research Led by Researchers at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick reveals that women’s health is much more at risk from sleep deprivation than men’s. The researchers looked at men and women sleeping less than or equal to five hours a night to see if their risk of having hyper¬tension was any higher than men and women getting the rec¬ommended sven hours or more of sleep a night. The researchers found that the those women in the study group who slept less than or equal to five hours a night were twice as likely to suffer from hypertension than women who slept for the more recommended seven hours or more a night. The researchers found no difference between men sleeping less than five hours and those sleeping seven hours or more.
Sustained sleep curtailment, ensuing excessive daytime sleepiness, and the higher cardiovascular risk are causes for concern. Emerging evidence also suggests a potential role for sleep deprivation as a predictor or risk factor for conditions like obesity and diabetes.