Why Women Need Better Sleep

Poor sleep habits make them more vulnerable to heart disease than men

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Poor sleep habits make women more vunerable to heart disease than men..

Most Women know that nothing kills a good complexion like a bad night's slumber; there's a reason, after all, that it's called beauty sleep. If that's not motivation enough to keep up with your nightly shut-eye, here's another: doctors are learning that poor sleep habits may make women more vulnerable than men to heart disease and diabetes.

Are men and women so different physiologically that they react differently to troubled sleep patterns? Or are men protected somehow from the health effects of poor sleep? To find out, Dr. Edward Suarez at Duke University gathered 210 healthy men and women and asked...

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