Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Of Their “Complex” Brains

According to researchers at Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center in Leicestershire, England, the reason women need about 20 minutes more sleep a night than men because their brains are more complex and work harder throughout the day. “Women’s brains are wired differently… so their sleep need will be slightly greater.”

The study, which followed 210 middle-aged men and women, also found that women are more affected by a lack of sleep.

Consider this your excuse to press the snooze button a few extra times tomorrow.