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Nadine Dorries
Silent Night
Posted Wednesday, 26 March 2008 at 17:01

The Daily Mail has a story today about how women are more irritable, irrational, and bad tempered than men.

It’s to do with sleep and how long it takes to get there - asleep that is.

According to the article, women, who take more than half an hour, show signs of hostility, aggression, depression and psychological distress; they are grumpy, irrational and bad tempered. Men it appears get off scott free. It doesn’t matter how long it takes them to fall asleep, they don’t show the same problems.

The article makes no mention of a woman’s ability to think about, and do, a dozen things at once. Or how busy we are, usually looking after a number of people at any one time. It draws no conclusions from the fact that the majority of men have no-one, and nothing, to worry about, other than themselves.

I can’t remember the last time I had an undisturbed night. I take at least an hour to fall asleep, often very much longer. But I can remember the last time I was irrational, hostile, and aggressive.

So, if this article is true, and I fear it may be, just how amazing are women? With all the things we have to do and put up with, we can carry on through the depression and psychological distress, and still keep on getting up in the morning. I can only conclude that even though Margaret Thatcher only had four hours sleep a night, she must have dropped off in seconds!

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