- 22% of all women report that sleep problems interfere with their day to day activities “a few days a week.”
- 15% report interference with performing household duties.
- 12% report interference with relationship with spouse or partner.
- 9% report interference with relationship with children.
- 12% report interference with job duties.
- 7% report interference with caring for their family.
- 8% report interference with relationships with extended family and friends.
Women between the ages of 25 and 34 (31%) tend to be more likelythan their younger (21%) and older (18%-22%) counterparts to report sleepiness interfering with their daily activities at least a few days a week.
About one-half of women are at least somewhat likely to be in a bad mood, sad or angry (53%) when they are sleepy during the day.
About two in ten women (18%) say a doctor has told them they have a sleep disorder.
Source: The National Sleep Foundation’s 2007 Women and Sleep Poll
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