How is sleep dysfunction in women prevented?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Strategies for preventing sleep dysfunction include the following:

  • Good sleep hygiene - Maintaining good sleep hygiene improves the sleep of most women

  • Stress management - Stress associated with daily life often contributes to sleep problems; learning stress management skills can help women to sleep better and prevent more serious sleep problems

  • Body weight maintenance - Regular exercise and healthy diet promote good sleep; in addition, maintaining normal weight may prevent the development of obesity-associated SDB

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