Topic: sleep

Seven Possible Reasons Why Women Are More Tired Than Men

Seven Possible Reasons Why Women Are More Tired Than Men

If you’ve ever felt like you’re less well-rested than your male partner, you’re not alone. According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control, women feel tired at significantly higher rates than men do. Looking at the CDC’s recent survey, 15% of all women report feeling tired or exhausted most of the time, while only 10% of men do. This gap widens for the 18-44 age group (which really seems like it should be at least two age groups), in which 16% of women but only 9% of men report those nagging feelings of sleepiness. Things only start to even out again once people reach retirement age. So what gives?

I guess the obvious answer would be “despite women’s increased role in the workplace, household duties are still not equitably distributed,” but let’s dig a little deeper, shall we? Here are seven possible reasons why women are the sleepier sex. More »