Why Women May Be Sleepier than Men

November 02, 2016 2 min read

You and your partner go to bed at the same time every night, and while you may think you’re getting the same amount of sleep, studies show that despite the number of hours you spend asleep, the quality of women’s ZZZs may not be the same as men. There are a number of reasons women don’t get the quality sleep their counterparts receive, including pregnancy, menstrual cycles, menopause or a hormonal imbalance.

While men are more likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, women suffer more frequently from insomnia. Additionally, sleep.org, part of the National Sleep Foundation, says 15 percent of women report having trouble sleeping, compared to 8 percent of men. Menopausal women are prone to hot flashes and night sweats, which can keep them up at night, while 67 percent of women experience disturbed sleep during their period, according to sleep.org.

Pregnant women have a hard time finding a comfortable position to sleep and also complain of heartburn and back pain that may keep them awake. If this wasn’t enough, sleep.org says women need about 20 more minutes of sleep each night because their minds are more active during the day. Going to work, making dinner, picking the kids up from school – the female brain is always anticipating the next step, so they need more sleep to restore their mental function and prepare for the next day.

When women don’t get enough sleep, they report problems with irritability and depression. If you find yourself struggling to get a good night sleep due to night sweats caused by menopause or a hormonal imbalance, Cool-jams™ offers temperature-regulating bedding and moisture-wicking pajamas to keep you dry and comfortable throughout the night. Their cooling temperature-regulating lightweight blanket/comforter is perfect for people who overheat at night. The breathable fabric prevents heat and humidity from building up under the covers, so you wake up refreshed and ready to face the day.


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