Science has confirmed that women have more complex brains, which suggests that they need more sleep. According to Jim Horne, a Professor at Loughborough University in England “For women, poor sleep is strongly associated with high levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger,” and “These feelings were not associated with the same degree of sleep disruption in men.”
Women need more than 8 hours
Yes, we know that it is highly recommended that you sleep at least 8 hours, and 7 hours usually suffice, but Professor Horne explains that women’s brain “wired differently from men’s and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater.”
What makes woman’s brain more complex?
Unlike men, women are used to do multi-tasking, and expose their brains to more strenuous activities. This means that women’s brain needs more time to recover completely, and sleeping is the best way to achieve that.
What happens to Tired Men?
Professor Horne explained that man who do jobs that involve decision-making need more sleep than an average man, but still less than an average woman.