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

A paper published this year by researches from Case Western Reserve University showed a correlation between resting and accelerated skin aging.

However other studies have linked the poor sleeping patterns to an higher risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and psychiatric problems.

Every average adult needs somewhere between 7-9 hours of good sleep every single day. Even with that said, 80 percent of people fall of short on that quota.

One more thing! Have you ever considered what would happen if you sleep more every day?

What difference it would make to your health and immune system?

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