The Gender Gap in Dreaming

October 8, 2014 3:03 PM

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The Gender Gap in Dreaming

The differences between men and women are not limited to waking life, but extend into their experiences of sleep and dreaming. Numerous studies have shown that women have worse quality of sleep and suffer much more insomnia compared to men. Women tend to remember far more dreams, and also more nightmares, than men.

The pattern that jumps out from this research is that women are more likely to be poor sleepers and active dreamers, while men tend to be better sleepers and minimal dreamers.

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