New study claims: women need to sleep more than men because they are using a larger part of their brain
Researchers at the Clinical Sleep Research Unit in the University of Loughborough, England, claim that women need to sleep more than men because their brain is much more complicated.
Jim Horne, a sleep neuroscientist who is in charge of the research center, said: "For women, having a trouble sleeping is directly linked to psychological distress, feeling hostile, depressed, angry", and "these feeling haven't been linked to sleep disorders in men".
"Women tend to be natural multi-taskers, they perform many things simultaneously and are very flexible, so they use larger parts of the brain than men".
Therefore, women need more time to recover.
On the otherhand, men's mental health conditions aren't linked to the amount of time they sleep. In their research, men have shown no emotional distress or any symptoms of diseases that appears in women when they were sleeping less.
So what did we learn from this study?