Many couples fight over who gets more sleep. Now, thanks to Britain’s leading sleep expert, that argument can finally be settled. A woman’s sleep can be more disturbed because of her bed partner. ‘The average adult needs between six and eight hours of sleep a night,’ says Professor Horne. ‘But individual needs differ greatly – some people can get by easily on six hours while others can’t. ‘What is important is that people have enough sleep to ensure they do not feel excessively sleepy in the day.‘The problem is that women might need more sleep than men, but they aren’t getting it.
#1. Women need 20 minutes more shut-eye than the average man. This is because women’s brains are wired differently from men’s and are more complex, so their sleep need will be slightly greater.