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Women 'have better sleep, better health'

Jonathan Warren

31.08.2011

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Jonathan Warren
It may be the case that the average woman is healthier than her masculine counterpart because she is much more likely to get a better quality of sleep, according to a new report. A Wall Street Journal report discussed the possibility that women tend to have more deep sleep and are less likely to wake up fewer times during the night. They are also better able to deal with a lack of sleep better than men, it suggested after looking at recent studies. However, it linked the issue to overall health, noting that getting enough sleep is an important factor in maintaining a more positive lifestyle. The WSJ asserted that the scientific community is increasingly focusing on gender differences in sleep, adding that the differences in sleep patterns could explain why women are generally living longer than men. Daniel J Buysse, a professor of psychiatry and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh, confirmed this notion and said to the publication: "Women on average have longer sleep than men; women on average are healthier than men. It could be that those are related."86521872

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