Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes…why lack of sleep is much worse for women

Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes…why lack of sleep is much worse for women

12:01 AM on 21st June 2011

Lack of sleep hits women harder - both physically and emotionally - than men

Lack of sleep hits women harder – both physically and emotionally – than men

Women who regularly sleep five hours or less are twice as likely to have high blood pressure than women who sleep for seven hours a night

Women who regularly sleep five hours or less are twice as likely to have high blood pressure than women who sleep for seven hours a night

The deep periods of sleep that we dip into periodically throughout a normal night are key to processing and retaining new information

The deep periods of sleep that we dip into periodically throughout a normal night are key to processing and retaining new information