• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Sleep Challenges for Women

May 25, 2016

a man and a woman in bed, the man is sleeping, the woman is awake and appears concerned, perhaps suffering from insomniaWomen are more likely than men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In one foundation survey on woman and sleep, results showed the average woman ages 30–60 sleeps only 6 hours and 41 minutes on weeknights — less than what’s recommended for most adults.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, sleep specialist Dr. Eric Olson talks with reporter Jeff Olsen about the challenges women face and what they can do to create a better night’s sleep.

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Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:07) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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