Sleeping like a woman is a real challenge for many women.
But for some, that’s just the way it is, according to a new study.
Researchers found that women who woke up at 6:30 a.m. and slept for an average of 11.5 hours a night had better moods, slept longer, were less depressed, had less anxiety, and were less likely to have sex than those who slept less.
The findings are from a new longitudinal study that’s been published in the journal Sleep.
Researchers in Japan have been tracking sleep habits for nearly 40 years and found that people with the shortest sleep-wake cycles were more likely to develop depression, according the study.
The study, which involved more than 40,000 Japanese adults, also found that the shortest-sleepers were also the ones with the highest rates of chronic insomnia.
So, the question becomes: How do you get a good nights sleep?
The answer is, don’t be afraid to sleep late.
The new study found that those who got up at least two hours early were more productive and happier than those that woke up earlier, and those who stayed up late were less prone to depression.
So for the rest of you, here’s how to sleep in the dark, no matter how sleepy you feel.