Why is it that you can go to be on time and wake up feeling exhausted?
Perhaps you are waking up more than you think you are.
For most of us, getting enough sleep is a problem.
Women are slightly more (about 10%) likely to report sleep issues and to rate poorer-quality sleep than men.
However, women tend to get, on average, 20 more minutes of sleep than men. Women get 7-7.6 hours per night; men get 6.8-7.4 hours
The idea that women wake up more than men is a myth, too. Men under 50 tend to wake up slightly more, once more per night, than women of the same age.
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On the other hand, people who don't get enough sleep tend to suffer from low mood. (77% of poor sleepers report low mood, compared to 27% of good sleepers).
Poor sleepers also tend to have more relationship problems. 77% of poor sleepers report relationship problems, compared to 35% of good sleepers.
Poor sleep can also lead to feelings of loneliness. 53% of poor sleepers report feeling 'alone' compared to 10% of good sleepers.
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