Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for September 25

Posted on 23 Sep 2011 - 2:53 PM by Dr. Brian Wind

The Sleep Doctors have a great show coming up this week!  We’ll be talking about men and sleep.  Recently, we have discussed a lot about kids and sleep, and a couple of weeks ago we discussed women and sleep, but we’ve not discussed men’s issues. Tune in this week!

A couple of weeks ago on The Sleep Doctors Radio Show we discussed that men and women are different in many ways, of course, and one of the many ways is with respect to sleep. We talked about a recent Wall Street Journal article that reported the difference in the amounts of deep sleep men and women typically get – with women getting more deep sleep than men – and we talked about the fact that women are more likely to report poor quality sleep than men. However, men are more susceptible to developing certain sleep disorders than women; one of these sleep disorders they are more susceptible to is the big one—sleep apnea.  We will discuss gender differences with OSA, reasons why, and progression of the disorder with age.

Sleep in the News

Specifically, there are two issues that men see with untreated sleep apnea that are pretty common: 1) problems with erectile function, and 2) nocturia – which can occur in women, but much more commonly reported in men. 

Medical News Today reports studies which link poor sleep to erectile functioning in men.  You can read the full article at the following link.

Studies Link Quality Of Sleep To Erectile Dysfunction, Other Urologic Conditions

And published an article about the link between sleep apnea and frequent nighttime urination (aka nocturia).  You can read the full article at the following link:

Sleep Apnea and Frequent Nighttime Urination

We’ll discuss REM Behavior Disorder (RBD)—most commonly in middle aged men.  Here is a link to an article from MedScape discussing the possible link to Parkinson’s Disease or Dementia.

Sleep Disorder May Lead to Parkinson’s Disease or Dementia

We’ll also talk about other sleep related challenges men face such as “low testosterone”. Did you know there is a relationship to poor sleep?  You better listen!

It’s going to be a great show!  Tune in and call in!  We love to hear from you, our listeners.  Pleasant dreams!