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Sleep is a universal experience, and some do it better than others. But who does it better out of men and women?

 

The people at The Better Sleep Council have conducted a survey into both gender’s sleeping habits to determine if there was a clear winner. Here is what they found:


“While both men and women performed poorly – men’s sleep habits edged out women.

But not so fast on the bragging rights, guys. The survey results revealed a measly 3-point difference between men and women. And collectively, men and women on average scored a less-than-impressive grade of C-. Which means we all might not do it the same, but when it comes to sleep, we all could do it a little better.

Here’s what the research said:

  • Stressing about sleep. Our survey found that women tend to place a higher priority on sleep than men. But women were also more likely to feel stressed about getting enough of the good stuff and making it count.
  • Alcohol and sleep: Men need liquid courage. Who knew? Men take a little more coaxing to get under the sheets than women. Our study revealed they often needed a few rounds of cocktails before hitting the hay.
  • Perhaps, three is too much company – when it comes to sleep.  Women were more likely to allow kids and pets in the bed, resulting in frequent interruptions and decreased restorative sleep.
  • Waking up on the right side of the bed. When it came to rating how refreshed they felt after an 8-hour stint, more women reported waking up exhausted. And more men said they woke up feeling refreshed.

Putting a priority on sleep. This is where women and men perhaps see eye-to-eye. Almost half of all participants, men and women, said they do it for 7-8 hours on a regular basis.”


So whilst it was a marginal victory for men over women, both gender’s sleep has been identified as being far from its optimum.

The number one solution we would recommend though would be resting your head on the soundasleep pillow whilst drifting off to sleep to your own personal sleep soundtrack. We have explored the importance of the right sleep environment in our Sounds blog, and by giving you the chance to use our built in bluetooth speaker to achieve that, your good night’s sleep is in your hands with our ultra comfortable and incredibly practical pillow.

Link to article: https://bettersleep.org/blog/sleep-habits-of-men-vs-women/