Dibs on the snooze button: Researchers at the Loughborough University Sleep Research Center in England just confirmed that--in order to function normally--women need more sleep than men.
But the reason (which you should definitely rub in when you tell your S.O.) is the kicker: It’s because our brains actually work a lot harder than guys’, meaning we need more time to recuperate.
Yep, according to researchers, women’s brains are actually more complex, making us amazing multitaskers blessed with the ability to react flexibly to ever-changing circumstances. The only problem is that a lack of sleep takes a serious toll on our well-being.
The solution? Go to bed when you’re tired and get up when you’re rested. And definitely make your husband do that final dog walk.