Disorder of sleep lead to diminished quality of life, health deterioration and predispose to accidents. Prelevence of sleep disorders increases in the course ofageing. Especially ageing women are more often afflicted by sleep disorders thanmen, but the psychosocial and biomedical mechanisms that cause this disceprancyare unknow. The present project integrates basic, medical and social research to identify the factors leading to sleep disorders in angering women. The project surveys their prevalence and the extent of social, economic and medicalimpairment. Biological mechanisms of gender associated sleep disorders will be investigated by combining animal models and human experiments addressing sleep and circadian rhythms. We expect to define the psychosocial and biomedical factors underlying sleep disorders in ageing women. Based on these information strategies to prevent and treat sleep disorders in ageing women will be tested.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
20520 Turku / Abo