Women health and well being is affected by sleep deprivation. Disorders of menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause are closely related with the sleep pattern in women. Sleep deprivation and stress have been related to infertility in both men and women.
Among both women and men, it is well established that sleep disorders, particularly insomnia, contribute to health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, glucose intolerance, depression, and anxiety disorders. Specific to women, sleep disturbances coincide with premenstrual dysphoria, pregnancy, postpartum depression, and the menopausal transition. Problems with fertility, conception, implantation, gestation, delivery, and/or neonatal health seem to be affected by sleep patterns. Adverse reproductive health outcomes like menstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea, infertility, repeated miscarriages, lower birth weights are some of the related complications.