One of Britain’s leading experts on sleep research says women need more sleep than men because women use their brains more actively than men.
How much more sleep? About 20 minutes more a day, on average.
According to Jim Horne, director of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University and author of “Sleepfaring: A Journey Through The Science Of Sleep,” women tend to multitask more than men, meaning they engage their brain more than men, who tend to focus on one or two matters at a time.
“The more of your brain you use during the day, the more of it that needs to recover and, consequently, the more sleep you need,” Horne said in an interview with Daily Mail. “Women tend to multi-task – they do lots at once and are flexible – and so they use more of their actual brain than men do. Because of that, their sleep need is greater.”