Senate Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia
The study’s submission to the inquiry takes a longitudinal approach to provide insight into the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of sleep difficulties in Australian women. The data shows that sleep difficulties are often persistent and with significant consequences for women’s wellbeing. They are associated with poor mental health, disease, falls, and accidents. Women’s life stage plays a large part in sleep health and women report issues during pregnancy and motherhood, the menopause transition and old age.