Sex differences in the polysomnographic sleep of young adults: a community-based study.

@article{Roehrs2006SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the polysomnographic sleep of young adults: a community-based study.},
  author={Timothy A. Roehrs and Alissa Kapke and Thomas Roth and Naomi Breslau},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={49-53}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In small, clinical samples, men have reduced slow wave sleep compared to women. Given the higher prevalence of sleep-related breathing disturbance in men, this study assessed sex differences in sleep in a large, non-clinical sample of adults and controlled for primary sleep disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS Men and women, 31-40 years old, drawn from a longitudinal sample representative of southeast Michigan served as subjects. Each underwent a sleep study consisting of… CONTINUE READING

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