For many women, having it all may mean forgoing a decent night's sleep.
Women in the United States are less likely to get a good night's sleep and more likely to report daytime sleepiness than men, a new survey shows.
The online poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults found that women are 1.5 times more likely than men to rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested - 32% versus 21%. Also, sleepiness affects the daily activities of 81% of women, compared with 74% of men.
The survey, commissioned by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), was conducted from Feb. 17 to 24.
"There's an incredible amount of pressure that some women feel - the need to work, manage a household and raise children, all with a smile. Sometimes, we need to put away our superhero capes. We need to get back to the pillars of health - nutrition, exercise and sleep," said Dr. Seema Khosla. She is medical director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep and chair of the AASM public awareness advisory committee.
"This doesn't need to be complicated. It's a matter of prioritizing sleep. Put the devices away a little earlier, create a relaxing nighttime routine, and make sure that there's enough time to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep every night," Khosla said in an academy news release.
The AASM said adults should get at least seven hours of sleep a night and offered advice on how to do that:
There's more on sleep at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, May 16, 2022