Science says women need more sleep because their brains work harder.
Making a mental list and organizing a schedule while preparing breakfast, answering the phone and setting the table… multitasking is an incredible talent of women that unfortunately always leads to exhaustion & stress.
Bright Side would like of a study that explains how much sleep women need to share the results to stay healthy and work productively and radiant.
Researchers at Loughborough University in the UK found that the more you use your brain during the day, the more it needs to rest while asleep.
The results show that the female brain works in more complex ways, as women tend to multitask. Therefore they require more sleep.
“Women’s brains are more complex than men’s, so their sleep need is slightly greater,” said Professor Jim Horne, the study’s author.
An average adult needs 6-8 hours of sleep to recover from fatigue and exhaustion from the activities carried out throughout the day. Women need only 20 more minutes of sleep than men do to allow the brain to repair itself and wake up renewed.
It was also found that little rest has worse effects on the health of women than men, for example, cardiovascular problems and diabetes, depression, stress, or anxiety. As the night progresses, the dreams of women become lighter, they are more easily woken than men, and they are a lot more sensitive to high-pitched noises.
In conclusion, with 20 more minutes of sleep and good rest you can be that cheerful and multitasking woman that everyone admires.
So, reset your alarm clock and sleep an extra 20 minutes… science recommends it!