Women need more sleep than men, here is all you need to know

Here is why women need more sleep than men

Women sleeping

According to a research, women need more sleep than men because of their complex brain. Scientists have found that around 20 minutes more sleep was needed by women compared to men. They have informed that women need more than men because brain of a woman works harder than a man during the day. Notably, the study was carried out on the sample set of 210 middle aged men and women.

In our body “one of the major function of sleeping is to allow of the brain to recover and repair itself”. “During deep sleeping”- the part of the brain responsible for thought memory and language disconnected from the senses and goes into recovery mode”.

The amount of sleeping depends on the complexity and intensity of the brain activity during the day.
Women tends to multi task and they do lots of work at once and are flexible, so they use more of their actual brain than men do. That is why women need more sleep than men.

“The average is 20 minutes more, but some women may need sleep more or less than this.

How to improve your sleeping quality:

Improve your sleeping quality

Here, are many different ways to improve your sleep quality. But always remember that everyone is different that is why it might work for some and it might not work for some.

Set a daily routine: If one sets a sleeping routine, it will be easier for the brain to recognize when to slow down and relax. It could improve your sleeping quality.

Meditation: Meditation is very important for our body. Many women have a hard time falling asleep because their brain will not stop. Practice daily meditation. It will help the brain to relax.

Avoid stimulating foods: There are some stimulants in our food that should be avoided before bed. As hard foods can hamper your sleeping process.

Yoga: Practicing daily simple yoga poses can help your brain to relax which help you to fall asleep early
Melatonin: Take 1-3 mg of melatonin an hour before bedtime.

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Roshni Kumari

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