The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that one-third of people in the US have been dealing with a sleep disorder, which can impact their lives in serious ways. A new study has evaluated poor sleep quality among more than a million adults and children in the UK, the Netherlands, and the US. Experts have found that women deal with more insomnia issues than men in all three nations. They have said that the new trend in sleep disorder occurs during puberty. As per the study, sex hormones along with other social factors like stress and parenting issues induce insomnia in women. The findings of the study have been released in the journal Nature Human Behavior.
This study as well as revealed that women take more sleep-inducing drugs than men. Interestingly, despite dealing with a sleep disorder, women who have participated in the study, have not complained of feeling sleepy during the daytime. The findings of the study have suggested that recommendations for apt sleep quality and duration should be sex-specific. Experts have claimed that people living in the US are at 1.5 to 2.9 times higher risk of being diagnosed with insomnia as compared to people living in the UK and the Netherlands. In all three countries, insomnia has been prevalent in people who spend more than 9 hours in bed and people who are 65 years or above. The study says that adults who are in the age range of 26 to 40 years are more likely to toss and turn while struggling to fall asleep.
Scientists have claimed that smokers, people, who are having weight issues, and those of non-European origin, are at a greater risk of having poor sleep. The study has shown some worrisome facts as well. It says that children in the age group of 14 to 17 years have been found to sleep less than recommended eight to ten hours per night. Adolescents as well are more likely to report sleepiness at odd times than people from other age groups. Symptoms of insomnia such as trouble in falling and staying asleep have increased among growing children, said the experts. Insomnia and poor sleep quality have been more prevalent than other issues such as short sleep duration in all three nations. Experts have not evaluated the effect of health conditions such as substance use and chronic diseases, which might impact the sleep quality of people.