Men or women?

Night comes, and your partner sleeps peacefully, while you spin around in bed "counting sheep" and you do not understand why; well in GetQoralHealth we tell you how science explains this situation.

Sleep is a basic need like eating, exercising or even loving. When you sleep your body rests, but your brain is still active. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Most people need seven to nine hours of sleep to fulfill their activities in optimal conditions the next day.

Men or women?

An investigation carried out by the University of Lougborough and published in Daily Mail , found that 35% of women have trouble sleeping, compared to 25% corresponding to men, due to 3 main factors.


  1. Menstrual cycle. When the ovum is released from the ovarian follicle, it increases its temperature, which causes women to feel too hot in bed and makes it difficult to sleep or stay asleep.
  2. Biological clock". Due to the menstrual cycle, melatonin, the hormone that regulates the biological clock, is altered.
  3. Contraceptives Hormonal contraceptives that are consumed orally also reduce a continuous and deep sleep.


What you did not know about insomnia ...

Cause hunger . Since it reduces a third of the secretion of leptin. Leptin is also known as the satiety hormone, and makes us feel satisfied after eating the right calories for our body. By reducing this hormone you can ingest up to 900 extra calories to your daily requirement.


Sleep better!

Just relax. Before going to sleep do not get overwhelmed thinking about problems, meditate, plan your room dark, fresh, silent and in your bed place soft and comfortable pillows.

Modérate. Avoid foods and drinks with high sugar content such as honey, bread or fruit in syrup, as well as alcohol or caffeinated beverages.

Establish schedules. If you exercise, do it 3 hours before sleeping at least, this will help you burn fat and promote your sleep.

Pregnancy. If you are pregnant, drink more fluids during the day, and less at bedtime; Exercise your legs to avoid cramping; Do not eat spicy and reduce the food that can cause acidity, such as fried foods.

The researchers also found that women need to sleep 20 minutes longer than men a day, this because of their brain structure, for example: women's brains respond better to external sounds such as a baby's cry. Get a good night's sleep!

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