Do men and women sleep differently?

Research suggests that men and women do have basic, biological differences in their sleep. These differences offer up specific types of protection -- women seem to weather mild sleep deprivation better than men, whereas men appear to be somewhat less vulnerable to sleep disorders. The differences in the way men and women sleep also make each more vulnerable to certain risks.

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