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Do Men Snore More Than Women?

There are definite gender differences when it comes to those sleep-disrupting sounds. Discover the biology behind this middle-of-the-night disturbance. Nearly 90 million Americans have a habit of snoring in their sleep—and for many of these noisemakers, there are exasperated partners wondering whether he or she will ever sleep through the night again. When it comes to the sex divide between the snorers and the ear plugging partners, who snores more? While both men and women do it, statistically speaking the louder sleeper is likely to be male. The issue goes beyond just a little night noise: About half of snorers may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that’s also related to sex. OSA, which affects…

The Difference Between a Man and Woman's Sleep

The battle of the sexes starts in the bedroom. You and your partner zonk out the minute that your heads hit the pillow—but that’s where your slumber similarities end. In fact, the way that men and women get their zzz’s, the amount that they require, and the sleep challenges that they face are quite different. And, unfortunately, women have more hurdles to a great night’s sleep than their male counterparts. Take a look at some of the discrepancies.  Women…  Need More Slumber. Women require about 20 more minutes of sleep than men do. That’s because they expend more mental energy each day—in other words, they multitask and use more of their brains. Sleep is the time…

Unique Sleep Issues Men Face

Why you guys may not be getting enough shut-eye While both men and women can suffer from sleep problems, the issues that face men can be unique. Sometimes the cause is due to attitude—you might think that there’s a stigma that prioritizing sleep is a sign that you’re not working hard enough. Sometimes the cause is that you just don’t know how much sleep you really need. Other times you could be unaware of certain sleep issues that target men more than women or how the two sexes sleep differently. All of these problems and more are standing in the way of you feeling more rested, energized, and ready to tackle life. You Have…

How Does a Man's Sleep Differ From a Woman's?

Do women and men sleep differently? Men and women are different in a lot of ways—this you already know!—but now you can add sleep to that list of differences, as well. Circadian Rhythm When it comes to the circadian rhythm—the mechanism that helps govern your sleep and wake times—both the timing and the duration of the clock works differently in women. A few of the specific differences include: When The Circadian Rhythm Is Set: In a woman, the circadian clock is set earlier than in a man, which makes women more inclined to both fall asleep and wake up at earlier times. Circadian Cycle: A woman has, on average, a circadian cycle that’s six minutes shorter than men,…