Written on August 26, 2010 at 9:42 am , by Eleanor Langston
One of my favorite stories in our new September issue is the Sleeping Beauty feature on page 42. While I edited the piece, I realized how important logging your seven or eight hours (or nine if you’re like me!) is every night in terms of your overall health and well-being.
Here are some bonus stats that I found from the National Sleep Foundation. I’m curious: How do you match up with these results? Do you disagree or agree?
55: Percentage of women who try to make up for lost sleep on the weekends.
53: Percentage of women who say they’re less likely to exercise when they’re sleepy.
46: Percentage of women who eat foods high in sugar and carbohydrates when they’re tired.
11:02 PM: The average time women go to bed on weeknights. (6:40 AM is the average wake time.)
67: Percentage of women who have trouble sleeping at least a few nights a week.