Women’s Health: Women Are More Tired Than Men — Here’s 7 Possible Reasons Why

Women’s Health: Women Are More Tired Than Men — Here’s 7 Possible Reasons Why

A Message From The Creator

A Message From The Creator

Women’s News: The Murtaugh List: 28 Things A 28-Year-Old Woman Can No Longer Do

Women’s News: The Murtaugh List: 28 Things A 28-Year-Old Woman Can No Longer Do

Women’s News: The Murtaugh List: 28 Things A 28-Year-Old Woman Can No Longer Do


Jill Knapp

Adjunct Professor in Psychology

A few years ago, “How I Met Your Mother” aired an episode called “Murtaugh,” in which one of the main characters, Ted, lists things he’s too old to do anymore. With my birthday just around the corner, I got to thinking about growing up and what’s expected of you at a certain age. With that in mind, I decided to make my own Murtaugh list. Some of these things I have done, some I have probably always felt too old to do, and some I have simply missed my window for.
Any way you slice it, I’m too old for this stuff.

Here are 28 things I can no longer do now that I am 28.

1. Wear really short booty shorts outside of my house;
2. Be able to say yes to every invite to every single party, wedding, Bar-mitzvah, girl’s night and house-warming party;
3. Wear ironic T-Shirts;
4. Let someone talk me into doing something I really don’t want to do;
5. Go to a frat party;
6. Not ask for help when I need it;
7. Get trashed at a wedding;
8. Have more than one roommate;
9. Have a futon for a bed;
10. Rely solely on take-out;
11. Funnel beer;
12. Look the other way when I think I’m being lied to;
13. Get into a public screaming match with one of my friends;
14. Pull an all-nighter and be able to survive work the next day;
15. Pretend to be something I’m not;
16. Have unframed posters on my wall, (as originally stated by one Theodore Mosby);
17. Have an answering machine message that is not my voice, but music playing instead;
18. Skip going to the dentist;
19. Say the phrases “weak sauce”; “nah, bro”; “epic fail”; or “sick” (as an adjective);
20. Drink wine out of a red plastic cup;
21. Go to a Selena Gomez, One Direction or Avril Lavigne concert (even if I was a big fan of the latter’s when I was younger — I don’t care if you’re judging me);
22. Sleep until noon, regularly;
23. Own a lava lamp, an Animal House poster, or anything that glows in the dark;
24. Keep thinking someone toxic will “change”;
25. Use tanning oil;
26. Have a picture of myself laughing with a bottle of booze in my hand as my Facebook picture;
27. Eat fast food past 8 o’clock;
28. Be afraid to say “I Love You.”

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-knapp/my-murtaugh-list_b_3039232.html?utm_hp_ref=women&ir=Women

A Message From The Creator


Women’s Health: Women Are More Tired Than Men — Here’s 7 Possible Reasons Why

Woman sleeping in bed

It probably doesn’t come as a shock, but women are more likely than men to be super tired.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released on April 12th indicated that 15 percent of women compared to 10 percent men reported feeling “very tired or exhausted.” And that gap widens when you look at men and women between the ages of 18 and 44 (only 9 percent of men vs. 16 percent of women).

Here are seven (not totally scientific) reasons we think this may be the case:

1. You might be doubling up on the work you do. Although we’ve made strides toward a more equitable division of labor, women still tend to do more hours of housework and child-rearing than men do. So women who work outside of the house as well essentially have two jobs.

2. You have too many weeknight plans. Women are overwhelmingly guilty of trying to be everything to everyone. We often expend all of our energy trying to meet every social obligation. It’s probably time to stop doing that.

3. You’re probably chronically stressed out. There’s nothing like a stress-filled week to seriously deplete all of your energy.

4. Babies! According to NPR, 25 is still the average age of first birth. This might contribute to the larger exhaustion gap we see between men and women in the 18-44 range. Raising small children is pretty damn exhausting.

5. You can’t shut off your thoughts. Women may have a harder time letting go of things that happened during that day when it’s time to go to sleep.

6. You might be dealing with greater financial burdens than the dudes around you. Seeing as almost all women in the U.S. are working in jobs which typically pay men more, it wouldn’t be surprising if some women feel dead on their feet from trying to make ends meet.

7. If you’re depressed, that can impact your sleep. Women are more likely than men to suffer from depression and depressed people are four times as likely to be tired.

Read More:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/12/women-more-tired-than-men_n_3072270.html?utm_hp_ref=womens-health

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