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Healthy Sleep Habits for Women: Importance and Tips

Women sleeping on the couch

The significance of getting enough sleep cannot be emphasized more, especially for women who have a lot
on their plates. However, hectic schedules, stress, and other reasons may make it difficult to obtain enough
sleep constantly. This article covers the importance of excellent sleeping habits for women and suggests
ways to promote peaceful sleep. It also underlines the importance of receiving help from the nearest free
women’s clinic for sleep issues.

The Importance Of Good Sleep For Women

Sleep is essential for physical and mental well-being. It is necessary for the repair and rebuilding of the
body and brain. Sleep deprivation or lack of sleep can have a negative impact on many aspects of life,
 Mental Health And Mood: Sleep deprivation can affect mood, leading to irritability, anxiety, and
despair. Mental health problems are more likely to occur in those who don’t get enough sleep on a
regular basis.
 Weight Gain And Metabolism: Sleep deprivation can disrupt the hormones that regulate hunger,
leading to overeating. Furthermore, it may have an effect on metabolism, increasing the risk of
type 2 diabetes and obesity.
 Immune System: Sleep is necessary for the immune system to function properly. Sleep deprivation
can weaken the immune system, increasing the likelihood of becoming ill and infected. Heart
disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular illnesses such as hypertension have all been linked to
chronic sleep deprivation.

Guidelines For Healthy Sleeping Patterns In Women

 Maintain a consistent sleep schedule by waking up and going to bed at the same time aiming every
day, even when it’s a weekend. Better sleep is encouraged, and as a result, the body’s internal clock
is controlled.
 Create a peaceful nightly routine by doing something relaxing before going to bed, such as taking a
warm bath, reading a book, or practicing deep breathing or meditation. Avoid stimulating activities
that may interfere with your sleep, such as watching television or using devices.
 Create a sleep-friendly environment in the bedroom by keeping the space dark, quiet, and cool.
Choose soft cushions and bedding to promote comfort.
 Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. These substances can disrupt sleep, so it’s best to avoid them
entirely or use them sparingly, especially before bed.
 Regular exercise will help you sleep longer and better. Strenuous exercise, on the other hand,
should be avoided because it may increase consciousness and make falling asleep difficult.

If you’re still having trouble sleeping despite changing your sleeping habits, consult a healthcare expert or
the nearest free women’s clinic. They can help with the identification and treatment of underlying sleep
issues such as restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, and insomnia.

About the Author


Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.