Hormones, screens and heavy meals could be keeping women from getting a good night’s rest, according to the Deccan Chronicle.

According to a study recently published in Sleep Medicine Research, sleep disorders are twice as common among women as men. Women suffer from a loss of sleep due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, pre-menopause and post-menopause.

Among younger women, the problem can be attributed to lifestyle stresses and gadgets invading the bedroom. A lack of sleep can be one of the major causes of depression, anxiety and a decline in cognitive skills, explains Dr Srinivas Kishore Sistla, a senior ENT surgeon and sleep specialist.