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According to researchers from Duke University, women need more sleep than men.

Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and sleep expert estimated men and women’s respective needs for sleep by assessing their ability to deal with insufficient rest, reports Medical Daily.

According to Breus, women had more depression, more anger and more hostility than men early in the morning if they have insufficient rest.

So why do women suffer more consequences from insufficient rest when compared to men?

According to experts, women need more sleep than men because they use their brain more than men do (the men won’t like this).

According to Jim Horne, director of Sleep Research Center at Loughborough Unique in England, women tend to multitask (do lots at once) and so they use more of their actual brain than men do. The more of the brain you use during the day, the more time it needs to recover and consequently, the more sleep you need.

So what about men who do complex jobs that require lots of decision-making and thinking?

“A man who has a complex job that involves a lot of decision-making and lateral thinking may also need more sleep than the average male – though probably still not as much as a woman,” Horne told The Australian.

So husbands, help your wives out with the chores sometimes while she sleeps.