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What Moms Really Want: A Good Night’s Sleep

A survey conducted in 2007 showed that nearly 70% of moms would rather sleep or have uninterrupted time to themselves than to be served breakfast in bed. Less than 20% would choose to spend time with their spouse or partner if they were given an extra hour in their day.  Check out the survey questions after the jump:

1. Do you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning?

58% of stay-at-home moms, 56% of moms who work full time and 41% of moms who work part time say they wake up unrefreshed a few days a week.

2. Do you ever have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

72% of stay-at-home, 72% of part time and 60% of part time moms experiende symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week.

3. Does snoring keep you or your loved ones awake?

Approximately one third of moms snore at least a few nights a week.

4. Is your sleep interrupted during the night?

43% of moms who work full-time and 41% of those who work part-time or stay-at-home experience a symptom of a sleep disorder a few nights a week or more. Many women also lose sleep because of children, pets, bathroom needs, pain, stress, nightmares and noise.

5. Are you a coffee junkie?

Many moms count on caffeine to get through daytime sleepiness. On average moms drink 2 ½ cups of caffeinated drinks per day.

6. Is sleepiness affecting your love life?

44% of full-time working moms, 39% of stay-at-home moms and 28% of part-time working moms say they are too tired for sex.

7. Do you drive under the influence of sleepiness?

Many moms report drowsy driving and 19% say they have done so with children in the car.

8. What keeps you from sleeping?

73% of full-time working moms, 71% of stay-at-home moms do housework before bed and 88% of part-time working moms watch T.V.

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