Disturbances in sleep patterns, as well as lack of sleep, are detrimental to women’s health, particularly in the context of menopause, menstruation as well as pregnancy, reports The Health Site.

The study added that the interference of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis with the sleep cycle may be one reason for disturbances. HPA axis is the interaction between the hypothalamus (a section of the brain), the pituitary and the adrenal glands.  It is known that women have a greater need to sleep than men, and this is so because of the biological functioning of the body. Therefore, women are more prone to insomnia than men- this potentially answers why women who sleep for the same hours as men will still not be as fresh as men on waking up!

According to a study named Sleep and Women’s Health published in the journal named Sleep Medicine Research, women have complaints of sleep quality and disturbances, especially during the premenstrual week.