A new study reveals how sleep deprivation is worse for women
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The image of a wife lying in bed, silently fuming because she can’t sleep while her husband snores away beside her maybe a comedy cliché, but did you know the ‘gender sleep gap’ is a very real phenomenon?
A variety of scientific studies show women are more likely to suffer from insomnia and report poor sleep than men, and now a new poll underlines the problem, revealing that the average woman sleeps three hours less than her partner every night.
“It makes sense that men and women have different sleep needs – we are in some ways very different,” says Stephanie Romiszewski, Bensons for Beds sleep expert.
“What with hormonal changes that come with menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, the biological differences alone are huge.”
But, whether you’re in a relationship or not, there are some good sleep habits women can get into to help bridge the gender gap.
Here, Romiszewski offers three top tips for how women can get a better night’s sleep…