Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Women's Health: Sex as a Biological Variable

Sara Nowakowski, Jessica M. Meers

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    Abstract

    Differences in sleep for men and women begin at a very early age, with women reporting poorer sleep and having a higher risk for insomnia compared with men. Women are particularly vulnerable to developing insomnia during times of reproductive hormonal change. Sleep across the woman's lifespan and special treatment considerations for using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in women will be addressed in this review.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)185-197
    Number of pages13
    JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 2019

    Keywords

    • Insomnia
    • Menopause
    • Postpartum
    • Pregnancy
    • Sleep
    • Women

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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