Women need more sleep than men, research suggests

Shirley Marie Bradby

August 05, 2018

Women need more sleep than men, research suggests

Thousands of ideas regarding good health can be found, of all types and varying reliability. There are those who recommend drinking only green tea, those who recommend exercising in the early hours of the morning, and those who see in a weekly fast the remedy that cures all ills. 

But there is a habit on whose usefulness everyone is unanimous, namely, to sleep well and at length. 

Sleep is considered by everyone - including experts - a real cure for health. In the sleep phase, the body synthesizes some basic elements for nutrition and allows the organs to recharge to better face the next day.

On the other hand, bad sleep - or too little - compromises performance during waking hours. But exactly how many hours do you have to sleep?

via independent.co.uk


If you belong to the female gender, at this point we have good news for you. If in fact for every human being 7-8 hours of sleep are necessary, for women, experts recommend going even further. In fact, it seems that a woman can - and should - sleep without guilt even more than eight hours

Physically, men and women have quite different characteristics. For example, female brain activity is more efficient. Hence the recommendation from the experts that the female brain needs more hours to recharge.

The so-called "beauty sleep" would therefore not be an illusion! Sleep allows a woman to recover her brain faculties and has proven to have beneficial effects on the brightness and health of the skin.


So, the next time you feel the need to sleep more than eight hours, do it without feeling guilty --- it is your DNA that is asking you to do it!