By Troy Frisby, Buzz60
Catching some ZZZs isn't always easy, but it turns out it's worse if you're a woman.
Studies show women have a more difficult time sleeping than men. The US Department of Health and Human Services says insomnia is more common among women than men.
There could be a few reasons, both situational and biological, including hormones, children and stress.
Considering hormones cause children and children cause stress, it's like a Russian nesting doll of factors working against parents.
Experts say estrogen fluctuates throughout the menstrual cycle, and because that's something women have to deal with, it throws their circadian rhythms off.
Also, mismatched sleeping habits between partners tend to leave women tossing and turning while their bedmates happily count sheep.
Snoring and twitching are just two things that can disrupt your routine, so professionals suggest finding a schedule that works and sticking to it.
But that might be difficult if you have children. "Mommy ears" could be contributing to sleepless nights.
According to professionals, even after kids start sleeping through the night, mothers continue to wake up.
This is residual effect of moms responding to their infants, along with a continued psychological worry about their kids.
Who knew "The Princess and the Pea" was so scientifically accurate?
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