The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but it’s America’s moms that have been impacted most according to numerous surveys.
Motherly reports that millennial moms are feeling the stress with 97% feeling more stressed-out and burned out than ever, according to the 2020 Annual Motherly Survey.
Sleep is one of the casualties of the trend, particularly during the pandemic.
– Nearly 600,000 sleep-related Google searches were clocked monthly through the end of 2020,. A record 2.77 million searches for “insomnia” were clocked in just five months, according to researcher Kirsi-Marja Zitting, an instructor and associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who studied the trend.
-Almost 70% of mothers say that worry and stress from the pandemic have damaged their health. –Henry James Kaiser (KFF) Tracking Poll
-Moms With Multiple Kids Get Worse Sleep, Not Dads – McGill University, Canada Study
– The number of people experiencing insomnia rose from one in six to one in four, with more sleep problems in communities including mothers and essential workers –University of South Hampton, UK Study
-Numerous studies show women need about 30 minutes of more sleep than men, but research shows women have twice the trouble falling and staying asleep as men. University of California, Los Angeles Research
With Mother’s Day approaching one thing is clear. Moms need a break.