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Women sleep better than men, but more likely to suffer from insomnia

We already know that insomnia is more prevalent in women than men.

Whether that's down to hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause or because women use their brains more, we don't yet know.

That being said, I recently came across an article arguing that women actually sleep better than men, yet they're still more likely to complain of sleep deprivation.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, women actually get more sleep and fall asleep faster than men. 

Even when taking into consideration the effects of hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause, many scientists still argue that women actually enjoy a better quality of sleep than men.

It's also thought that women cope better with a lack of sleep - partly due to the fact that women generally get more slow-wave sleep.

This is all rather confusing. All we can take away from the article is this; women are more susceptible to insomnia, yet they generally sleep better than men.

This baffles scientists - and me!

If you have any theories to put forward, the comments section is below, as usual!

Source: Daily Mail

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Last updated: November 8, 2013

This Article Was Written By

Martin Reed

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