New Research Reveals Why Women Have a Harder Time Getting Enough Sleep then Men Do

Some women have trouble staying asleep, and a new small study may shed light on why.Women’s internal, or circadian, body clocks run at a faster pace than men’s, according to the research. It’s as if women operate in a different “internal time zone,” said study lead author Dr. Diane Boivin, professor of psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal.

“They go to bed at a later biological time because their clock is shifted earlier, eastward,” Boivin said.Boivin also directs the Centre for Study and Treatment of Circadian Rhythms at Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, a McGill affiliate.

The way women sleep throughout the 24-hour circadian day also outpaces men, the study showed. Boivin said these two findings explain why women’s sleep-wake cycle runs about two hours ahead of men. Get the full story here …