As it turns out, we use our brains more everyday than men and the more you use your brain, the more sleep you need. Again, we know this.
Even when men have complex jobs filled with decision-making and responsibility, they still don’t need as much sleep as women. Women’s brains have more complex wiring than men, so we need at least 20 more minutes of sleep than they do.
One of the differences is that we have a larger prefrontal cortex which is the part of the brain behind the forehead that’s responsible for planning, organizing, starting and finishing tasks and monitoring while problem-solving. See what I mean? We’re tired!
When you’re sleep-deprived, you have more intense feelings of hostility and anger. Nobody wants that. Help us out a little. Let us sleep!
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