Does your gender affect how you sleep?

FOX's Colleen Cappon has the answer in today's "Housecall for Health"...

A new study may explain why mom wakes up before dad.

Research from Harvard Medical School found that women tend to have shorter, earlier sleep cycles than men---meaning that women go to bed earlier and get up roughly 30 minutes earlier in the morning.  Researchers suspect that sleep patterns have a direct correlation with estrogen levels, and determined this could be the cause of higher rates of insomnia and seasonal depression in women.

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