Women Are Tired, Says Study; We Say "No Shit"

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Wonder why women are so much unhappier than men? Well we're getting less sleep than ever, and it's making us fat because of all the crap we eat when the caffeine wears off, and if we think our twenties are bad our thirties and forties are going to be even worse, all according to some bullshit new study conducted in the U.K., home of the school of "duh."


Eighty-five per cent of thirtysomething women say they frequently feel tired and 59 per cent of these feel tired all the time. Only a quarter regularly enjoy seven or eight hours sleep a night, 75 per cent are lucky if they get six hours, and 40 per cent usually get by on less than six.

Must be all the multitasking! But it made us curious: how do you deal with your constant lack of sleep? Take our poll, after the jump.

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Tiredness A Way Of Life For Busy Women [Telegraph]
Related: Women Less Happy Than Men About Performing Every Single One Of Those Multitasks
Women. Fuck. Multitasking. Already



Vitamins, particularly Stresstabs (if you can find them; they're getting scarce) seem to help some. Although I've found that too much sleep makes it worse for me. When I had my baby, I was determined to get enough rest, eight hours every night, etc. But I've been doing that for almost two years, and am more tired than ever. Best I felt recently was on more like six and a half. I'm bothered by studies that cite the number of hours of sleep as correlated with exhaustion. I don't think they're as closely related as the studies would have us believe. It's normal to need less sleep as you grow older. My guess is that the real factor here is stress. Fat chance that'll change anytime soon.

(Exhaustion makes me bitter and sarcastic.)