Lisbon Sleep Summit
Sleep in Women

Sleep in Women

The Problem

The female gender has a specific complexity due to the corresponding hormonol and life cycles. As a direct result, the gender differences concerning females, in humans and animals, are insufficiently known. The present social and cultural challenges faced by women further potentiate the negative impact upon their sleep.


– To improve the knowledge concerning female sleep, while discussing and analysing the corresponding problems.

– To evaluate the influence of biologic, societal, cultural and lifestyles upon women’s sleep at all ages.

– To evaluate and discuss gender differences within the scope of Sleep Medicine and beyond.

– To involve clinicians, scientists, citizens, public and private entities in the discussion and solution of the main deleterious issues.


Teresa Paiva, MD, PhD
CENC – Center of Sleep Medicine
Faculdade de Medicina – Universidade de Lisboa

Helena Rebelo Pinto, Psychologist, PhD
Católica Research Center for Psychological, Family and Social Wellbeing
Faculdade de Ciências Humanas, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Margaria Gaspar de Matos, Psychologist, PhD
Centro de Estudos de Promoção e Educação para a Saúde
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade de Lisboa

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