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Women and Brain Health

AARP Staying Sharp brings you the latest research on
your mind, your mood and the unique needs of women.

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View the slideshow and use the three tips today to get a taste of what you will find inside Staying Sharp.


3 Ways to Help Protect Sleep and Brain Health

1.  Find a healthy sleeping and waking rhythm.
    This includes going to bed and getting up at the same time
    each day, but also eating and exercising at the same time,
    and not too close to bedtime.

2. Try getting just a little more sleep.
    Some research suggests women have a biological need for
    about 20 minutes more sleep each night than men do,
    according to the National Sleep Foundation.

3. Struggling with hot flashes and night sweats?
    Try lowering the temperature in your bedroom and wearing
    moisture-wicking pajamas to stay more comfortable.

3 Revolutionary Female Thinkers

What's Included in Staying Sharp

When you activate your AARP member benefit, you’ll get the latest research on your mind, your mood and the unique needs of women.


This Is Your Brain on Menopause
How hormonal changes can affect your thinking and mood

Women Face Higher Dementia Risks
Biological and genetic factors can boost the odds of Alzheimer's

7 Steps for Improving Your Brain
Take a walk, try new things, reduce your stress and more

Men’s Versus Women’s Brains
Exposing the truth about common male-female myths

Explore the unique needs of women today.