A survey on adult sleep habits shows that women are more likely to have sleep problems than men and single parents fail to get adequate sleep.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics found that women were more likely to have sleep problems than men.
“They reported having more trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and waking up feeling unrested,” says sociologist Colleen Nugent, PhD, who co-authored the report analyzing data from nearly 44,000 US adults about their sleep habits between 2013 and 2014.
The survey is one of the few studies to look at sleep quality rather than how much we’re getting each night.
It also examined whether such sleep habits differed among single parents, partnered parents and people without children. Not surprisingly, single parents, which make up one-third of US families, fared the worst: Nearly 43% failed to get the recommended seven hours of sleep daily. That’s compared to 33% of adults in two-parent families and 31% for non-parents.