- Insomnia is more common in women than men
- Hormones and pregnancy have an impact on sleep regulation and physical comfort
Wage gap? Desire gap? Orgasm gap? Meet the latest member of the outcome-disparity club: the sleep gap. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, insomnia is more common in women than men — and experts believe there are a few specific reasons why this sad truth exists. Some relate to our biology and can cause sleeplessness directly, while others are conditions endemic to women that happen to list insomnia as a side effect. Here's what you can blame for your restless nights, plus tips for how to get some effing shut-eye for a change.