Sleeping uneasy: insomnia more likely to affect women

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 7-Sep-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 12 per cent of Australians aged 14+ suffered from insomnia in the year to March 2015. The survey also shows that 16 per cent of Australian women experience insomnia, compared with just eight per cent of men. Meanwhile, 33 per cent of insomniacs have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is classified as obese, compared with 26 per cent for the average Australian. Insomniacs are also much more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression or stress than the average Australian.

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED

More sex crimes are blamed on sleep condition

Original article by Harriet Alexander
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 2 : 8-Oct-14

Sleep expert Peter Buchanan has given expert evidence in three cases of sexsomnia in the last 18 months. There is concern that some people who are facing sex offence charges are falsely claiming to suffer from this medical condition. The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research’s Dr Dev Banerjee says doctors who act as expert witnesses in such cases must be familiar with the symptoms

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WOOLCOCK INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH LIMITED, AUSTRALASIAN SLEEP ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED