Sex/Gender Differences in Sleep Physiology and Sleep Disorders

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Sleep is a fundamental physiological process that plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and well-being. Over the past few decades, research has highlighted intriguing sex differences in various aspects of sleep, including sleep architecture, sleep-wake regulation, sleep disorders, and the impact of sleep on health outcomes. It is crucial to understand the various factors affected by sex differences in order to optimize sleep interventions and promote better sleep health in both men and women. This review article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current literature on sex/gender differences in sleep physiology and sleep disorders, highlighting the underlying biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural factors, contributing to these differences.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSex/Gender-Specific Medicine
Place of Publication13
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)2023
ISBN (Print)2023
StateAccepted/In press - 31 Dec 2023


  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Sleep
  • Circadian
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia


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