Stay-at-Home Mothers Most Likely To Sleep Poorly

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More than half of American women (60%) say they only get a good night's sleep a few nights per week or less and 67% say they frequently experience a sleep problem. Additionally, 43% say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities, according to a new poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Women's lack of sleep affects virtually every aspect of their time-pressed lives, leaving them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex and little time for their friends.

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NSF's 2007 Sleep in America poll sought to look at the sleep patterns of adult women (ages 18-64), as the NSF's 2005 Sleep in America poll found that women are more likely to experience sleep problems than men.

The new 2007 poll found that women of all ages are experiencing sleep problems, which change and increase in severity as they move through the different biological stages of their lives. Interestingly, lifestyle also plays a significant, often negative, role in women's sleep and daytime alertness.

Working mothers (72%) and single working women (68%) are more likely to experience symptoms of sleep problems like insomnia.

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