A survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council showed that women identify getting a good night's sleep as their top priority for personal wellness. The women in the same survey, however, ranked getting a good night's sleep third behind eating a balanced diet and exercising in terms of actual behavior. The data indicated that, whereas 45% of the women said that they feel most energized after a good night's sleep, only 16% reported that they are likely to sleep more to improve their overall wellness.
The National Sleep Foundation's "2001 Sleep in America" poll found that adult women are more apt to report daytime sleepiness at least a few times a week and more likely to have had any symptoms of insomnia at least a few times a week, compared with men.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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