Who gets more sleep: Women or men?

Posted at 11:12 AM, Feb 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-03 11:12:07-05

A panel of experts confirms what we already know...we need a lot more sleep!

The National Sleep Foundation has updated its official recommendations.

Newborns need about 14 to 17 hours each day.

Teens can get by on eight to 10 hours; and adults need between seven and nine hours of rest.

The foundation asked 18 scientists and researchers to review more than 300 sleep studies to come up with the recommendations.

Speaking of sleep, it appears that women in Virginia get more sleep -- but men wake up in better moods.

That's according to new data submitted by Sleep Cycle -- a popular bio alarm clock app.

The study said that on average, men spend six hours and 59 minutes in bed while women sleep 23 minutes longer.

It also found the average bedtime for men is around midnight. Women turn in a little earlier.

The study also said men are waking up in better moods than women each morning, and on average, they are happier, and 'less stressed' than women.