Women need more sleep because they use more of their brain, says science

According to a recent study conducted by Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center in England, women need to sleep somewhere around 20 minutes more than men, Woman’s Day reports. The study followed 210 middle-aged men and women.

“Women’s brains are wired differently … so their sleep need will be slightly greater,” professor Jim Horne, the former director of the research center, said. The study also found women are affected differently due to lack of sleep.

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Some facts about human brain:

• Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s

• New brain connections are created every time you form memory.

• Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen in your body.

• 60% of your brain is fat.

• The human brain has the same consistency as tofu.

• The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.