No more night shifts for you, show this article to your partner, there’s no denying it now.
There are several scientific and psychological factors behind this claim apparently, but it would appear that the bottom line is because our brains are more complex and work harder…. *tries hard not look smug*
Women multitask so much throughout the day which means they are using their brains far more strenuously than men and therefore need more time to recover which only sleeping can provide.
Jim Horne, a Professor and sleep expert at Loughborough University in England said,
“For women, poor sleep is strongly associated with high levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger. These feelings were not associated with the same degree of sleep disruption in men.”
The experts say that for most, 7 hours sleep will be enough to maintain good concentration, consistent moods and optimal functionality but Dr. Horne tells us that women’s brains are wired differently from men’s and that actually they need more.
The actual amount extra only equates to around 20 minutes or so unfortunately but still, every little helps
“One of the major functions of sleep is to allow the brain to recover and repair itself. During deep sleep, the cortex — the part of the brain responsible for thought memory, language and so on – disengages from the senses and goes into recovery mode.”
What about men?
The science says that if a man has a particularly cerebral daily routine then he will require more sleep on average than a normal male but still not as much as the average woman.
So, gents, if you want a happy life, let your wife sleep!
Let me know how much sleep you need to feel good ladies….and how much you actually get of course!