Dr. Wolfe explains why women need to pay attention to their circadian rhythms that indicate when they should sleep.
Your body has a clock. It’s in your brain. It helps to tell you when it’s day, when it’s night, and it helps your body to control when you should get up, when you should go to sleep, and when you should be most functional. We worry most about women in terms of the circadian function because it can impact their ability to sleep well.
In addition, women that are shift workers who are trying to sleep off schedule with their circadian rhythms are at higher risk for incidents of things like ulcers and even risk of hypertension or heart disease.
About Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D., earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency and her fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolfe is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Visit Dr. Wolfe at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation