A study at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, reveals that women’s health is much more at risk from sleep deprivation than men’s, according to a study in the October issue of Hypertension.

The research team, led by Francesco P. Cappuccio, MD, PhD, found that of the 6,592 participants, women who slept less 5 hours per night or less were twice as likely to suffer from hypertension than women who slept for the recommended 7 hours or more. Significantly, there was no difference in the incidences of hypertension for men in the group that slept 5 hours or less and the group that slept 7 hours or more.

To read an abstract of the article, click here.