sleepless in america

  • Most women get less sleep than they need.


  • Overall, about two-thirds of women (67%) report experiencing any sleep problem at least a few nights a week within the past month, with 46% reporting this occurring every night or almost every night.


  • About one-half of women say they woke up feeling un-refreshed (50%) and/or were awake a lot during the night (49%) at least a few nights a week in the past month.


  • Meanwhile, just more than one-third say they had difficulty falling asleep (37%) and/or woke up too early and couldn’t get back to sleep (34%) at least a few nights a week.


  • Most often, women say that noise awakens them during the night (39%).

  • Overall, about three in ten (29%) say they have used any sleep aid at least a few nights a week.


  • Napping is common.

  • Naps average one hour in length.

  • Similarly, women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to report taking at least 2 naps each week when compared to their older counterparts (52% vs. 22% -33%).


    Source: The National Sleep Foundation’s 2007 Women and Sleep Poll



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