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Do Girls Sleep Better Than Boys
How well you sleep affects how well you feel when you're awake. While sleep requirements vary from person to person, and tend to decrease with age, most people function at their best on 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Getting in sync with your body's natural sleep-wake cycle is key for achieving deep, restorative sleep. Try setting a regular bedtime, and waking up at the same time every day. A nap of 15-30 minutes in mid afternoon is OK, but longer daytime naps can disrupt your nighttime sleep pattern. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants after noon. Fight after-dinner drowsiness by doing something mildly active until you're ready for ...Read more
Yes: On average, girls seem to speak at an earlier age than boys do, but there is great variation among individual children. Thus, one can find boys who started speaking early, and also find girls who started late. Boys and girls are genetically different, so they have differences in their brains. Also, parents "unintentionally" speak to their boys differently compared to they way they speak to girls. ...Read more
Sleep requirements: There is not a simple answer here, sleep requirement is based on age, sex, previous sleep or lack thereof, exercise. In general men and women sleep similar times, I am not aware of any sleep normative values that are statistically different between the sexes, between the ages yes. There are some small differences but men and women need similar amounts of sleep. ...Read more
Unknown: While it is true that tourette syndrome is 3-4 more times common in males than in females, it is not well understood why. This would indicate that their are genetic factors at play. It is important than anyone with symptoms of tourette syndrome be evaluated by a physician with experience and training in this field for the best outcome. ...Read more
No: I agree that most infants with colic symptoms have underlying conditions/circumstances that can explain some of the symptoms. However, given the agreed definition, and the studies that have been done using that definition, most studies have found no significant relationship to gender. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female Brain: The female brain is designed and made to care for others especially for children (maternal "gene"). All the female senses are more accurate and sensitive to attend the needs of others in their surroundings: vision, smell, hearing, voice, touch and taste. Females are multitasking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: Twice as many boys than girls are diagnosed with add. Girls are more likely to present with inattentiveness rather than hyperactivity. In adults the ratio of men to women with add is 1.6. The reasons for the different prevalence is unknown, and is being investigated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
America: All ages are overall less healthy. We are more sedentary, and make more unhealthy food choices than in the past. ...Read more
The ratio of boys:: Girls with adhd, historically 3:1, is probably skewed because the presentation differs. Boys are more likely to have adhd-primarily combined type, with 6/9 or > significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Girls are more likely to have adhd-primarily inattentive type. Studies show that up to 75% of cases in girls may be missed. See chadd.Org for details on diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?
Can do opposite: The final height is based on genetic factors and modified by your health.Proper diet, rest and exercise aids it while the opposite can hurt. The hormones that trigger puberty also signal the growth spurt and final closure of the growth centers.Some that enter puberty early will finish/stop sooner.An x-ray of the wrist/hand can identify any remaining growth potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suicide & Gender: Statistics show that females attempt suicide more often than males, however males are more often successful with their attempts due to the lethality of their chosen method. No matter a person's gender or age it is important that people are aware of the warning signs of a person with suicidal ideations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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