Why Do Women Need More Sleep?
pavan • onHealth & Beauty 9 years ago • 2 min read

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine claims that women tend to sleep light and are more easily disturbed while sleeping than men and this leads to lack of sleep in women. Deep sleep is necessary to refresh the brain for the complex tasks that are a part of a woman’s life.

“A man who has a complex job that involves a lot of decision-making and lateral thinking may also need more sleep than the average male — though probably still not as much as a woman,” he further states.

Prof Jim Horne says, “During deep sleep, the cortex — part of the brain responsible for thought memory, language and so on — disengages from the senses and goes into recovery mode. The more a person uses his brain during the day, the more sleep he needs at night to recover.”

The researchers also establish that as a woman’s work involves a lot of decision-making and lateral thinking, they tend to use more brain than men and this also results in a need for more sleep.

What can women do?

The sleep problem can be solved in women if they stop worrying about it and sleep with a relaxed state of mind. A restless mind leads to a restless sleep that may result in sleep disorders in women.

Exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine drinks, following a routine for sleep and listening to the music of your choice are some of the ways for boosting sleep.


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