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Why Women Need Twice as Much Sleep as Men


According to the newest study from Duke University, it has been discovered women need twice as much sleep compared to men.

It is so, because women experience more both mental and and cases physical consequences from not enough rest.

Aside from giving half of the population a good reason to sleep more, these studies could inspire a few new health recommendations for women who are at greater risk of was led by a clinical psychologist and a psychological problems, heart disease and even depression.


The study sleep expert by the name of Michael Breus, that has estimated men and women’s biological need for sleep by assessing their ability to deal with exhaustion.

According to Michael, the experiment was showing the sharp difference between genders.

“We found that women had more depression, women had more anger, and women had more hostility early in the morning,”.

Scientists believe that the key factor for the difference is the mental energy.

Women use their brain more than men, which results in using more mental energy.

If men used their brains and their mental energy more, they would need a few extra hours of sleep too.

For example, a man who has a hard and complex job that requires a lot of decision making and lateral thinking, could also need much more sleep than the average male

The Science of Sleep

Team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in a paper published this year, showed a correlation between inadequate rest and accelerated skin aging. Other studies have linked poor sleeping patterns to an elevated risk of heart disease, blood clots, stroke, and psychiatric problems. The average adult person needs around 7-9 hours of good sleep each and every day. Try to get more sleep every day, it’s very important for your general health.




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