No need to count sheep! The 7 things you can do to improve your sleep tonight.
As to why women need more sleep than men, researchers point out that women typically multi-task, using more of their brain and needing more sleep at the end of the day than men-- around 20 minutes more. So the "5-more-minutes" actually might have some science to it!
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About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.howellfoundation.org.
Summary & Design prepared by Carolyn Northrup with information from the following sources:
National Sleep Foundation: www.sleepfoundation.org
Web MD: Women and Sleep
The Huffington Post
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