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Do girls sleep better than boys?

Do girls sleep better than boys?

No: Gender has nothing to do with infant sleep. Bad sleep is usually caused by bad habits. Try to start a bedtime routine early and try to get your baby to fall asleep in the crib, by themselves. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Better (Definition)

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


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Do boys learn to talk slower than girls?

Do boys learn to talk slower than girls?

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

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Why do teenagers sleep more than adults?

Why do teenagers sleep more than adults?

Teenagers and sleep: Teenagers still need more sleep than adults, between 8-10 hours per night depending on the age. This is a normal part of development. As they enter adulthood the brain is more mature and the need for more sleep lessens. ...Read more

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Why do girls orgasm more than men?

Why do girls orgasm more than men?

They don't: Men generally have orgasisms more frequently and more quickly than women. Women sometimes have prolonged or multiple orgasms which men do not have. ...Read more

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Do males need more sleep per a night than females?

Do males need more sleep per a night than females?

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

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How come more boys than girls have tourettes syndrome?

How come more boys than girls have tourettes syndrome?

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

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Are boys more prone to colic than girls?

Are boys more prone to colic than girls?

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 more

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Why do women lose more sleep over caring for loved ones than men?

Why do women lose more sleep over caring for loved ones than men?

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 more

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Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

Why is adhd/add more common in boys than girls?

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 more

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Why do guys care more about being virgins than girls do?

Most don't: Surveys (and my own experience) have shown that this is not necessarily the case. Understand that these feelings are intensely personal and many things influence them..Upbringing, family values, religious beliefs, etc. ...Read more

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Starting to think boomers are much less healthy than their parents at same age. Correct? Why?

Starting to think boomers are much less healthy than their parents at same age. Correct? Why?

America: All ages are overall less healthy. We are more sedentary, and make more unhealthy food choices than in the past. ...Read more

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Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

Why are boys most likely to have ADHD than girls?

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 more

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Do boys or girls get polycythemia more?

Do boys or girls get polycythemia more?

Boys: Males are slightly more affected than girls, but not by much. Other risk factors include older age, and having a family history of the disease. ...Read more

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Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

Do big babies sleep better than other babies?

No: To my knowledge, the size of the baby at birth does not necessarily effect length of sleep time. ...Read more

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Do boys that have early growth spurt tend to grow taller then boys that are late bloomers as an outcome?

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 more

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Do women have shorter legs relative to height than men do?

Do women have shorter legs relative to height than men do?

Yes, but...: An apple build is more common in men, but not by much. Shorter legs relative to torso size is 40/60 for women..So called pear build. But many women have an apple build, with long legs and a shorter torso. The extreme: fashion models! ...Read more

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Do boys or girls have more suicidal tendencies?

Do boys or girls have more suicidal tendencies?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more