Women lose three hours' sleep each night because of their partner, study reveals
Women regularly lose about three hours of sleep a night, a survey carried out by Bensons for Bed revealed - and apparently, their partners are partly to blame for this consistent lack of sleep.
The study focused on 2,000 British couples, and came out with a host of reasons for this phenomenon - and one of them was the sound of a partner's snoring. In fact, one in four of the female participants said that this was the primary cause of their sleep deprivation.
And a third of women simply believed that their partners were "better" at sleeping in general. It was also revealed that one in three women wake up every single night compared to just two in ten men.
And it gets worse - one in two women admitted to feeling "constantly sleep-deprived."
But a partner's snoring certainly isn't the only factor when it comes to sleep deprivation amongst women. The research also uncovered other triggers such as period pain and crying children.
Given the stats, it's unsurprising that a number of women feel unable to cope with the consistent tiredness, and, in fact, the study added that 73 per cent of women are "at their wits' end" and one in three say it makes them feel "depressed".
"Sleep - or lack of sleep - can affect so many aspects of our day-to-day lives," says Helen Nunn from Bensons for Beds. "It's worrying to see that this research has found women are getting less sleep and feeling more tired than their male counterparts."
"It makes sense that men and women have different sleep needs - we are in some ways very different," the company's sleep expert Stephanie Romiszewski added.
"With hormonal changes that come with menstruation, pregnancy and menopause the biological differences along are huge. With this in mind, it's really helpful for us to get into a few good sleep habits that can help us get through."