According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, adults should get 7 or more hours of sleep per night in order to avoid the health risks of chronic inadequate sleep.  According to a recent study, 35.1% of women aged 40 to 59 years get fewer than the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. The situation was affected by menopausal status; 56.0% of perimenopausal women and 40.5% of postmenopausal women.

Ruta Nonacs, MD PhD

 

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