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

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