Catching Zzzs: Women Lie Awake and Wonder: Why Is Most Sleep Research Conducted on Men?
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Insomnia affects twice as many women as men. Yet 75 percent of sleep research (according to a 2003 report for the National Institutes of Health) has been conducted on men. The standard textbook for sleep studies, Princples and Practices of Sleep Medicne, edited by Meir Kryger, Thomas Roth, and William Dement, has no chapter on women and sleep.
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Greene, Gayle. “Catching Zzzs: Women Lie Awake and Wonder: Why Is Most Sleep Research Conducted on Men?” The Women's Review of Books, vol. 20, no. 10/11, 2003, pp. 5–6.