Why Women Can’t Sleep

Women are not getting quality sleep, according to a survey by Thrive Global, a behaviour change media and technology company. They found some alarming statistics:

  • 88% of women don’t sleep through the night regularly and nearly a third say they never get an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
  • 90% say they are disrupted by chronic discomfort.
  • 90% sleep with their phones in their bedrooms.
  • 68% say stress and anxiety about everything from work to kids keeps them up several nights a week.
  • 79% had spoken with a friend about their lack of sleep.
  • 25% had been to a doctor about sleep issues.
  • 67% say sounds regularly wake them up.

Women need to remember they’ll be more effective for those they love if they prioritse their own well-being. I’ts like they say on planes: In the event of an emergency, secure your own oxygen mask first before helping others.

The Better Sleep Council, the consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, recommends creating a healthy sleep environment complete with a quality mattress and other sleep products) and routine.

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