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Neuroscientists’ Sleep Recommendations for Women

Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and well being. The amount of sleep you get is particularly crucial if you are a woman - new studies indicate the traditional recommendation of eight hours is not enough. If you are a woman aged 50 or older, you will likely live longer than the men in that same age group. A longer lifespan presents additional challenges to staying healthy, and as a woman, if you do not get enough quality sleep, it will negatively impact your health.

Biological differences between the genders play a role in sleep needs. Neuroscientist research has concluded that women need more than eight hours of sleep each night or they are not well rested. The general reason for this is that the female brain is more active than the male counterpart and requires more rest to recover and repair itself from the damage that was done throughout the day.
While you sleep many things are taking place; the body can recover and repair itself from t…

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