Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center recently conducted a study that found women need more sleep than men. About 20 more minutes of sleep per night, to be precise. Why? The director of the Sleep Research Center told the New York Post:
“Women’s brains are wired differently . . . so their sleep need will be slightly greater. Women tend to multi-task – they do lots at once and are flexible – and so they use more of their actual brain than men do… For women, poor sleep is strongly associated with high levels of psychological distress and greater feelings of hostility, depression, and anger. In contrast, these feelings were not associated with the same degree of sleep disruption in men.” 
Psychological distress, you say? It is no doubts because of the evil patriarchy… Horne debunked the myth that women’s tendency to sleep longer is not due to any fault of their own. Instead, the extended sleep may be due to the fact that women experience a slower-wave sleep, “and a sign of their having greater brain recovery during sleep, which in turn indicates that women tend to work their cerebral cortices harder than does the age-related man, Horne said in an email to Entrepreneur.  Several studies corroborate the claim: Duke University scientists found that women can face serious health consequences if they miss out on sleep.