Louisa McGillicuddy reports on the silent epidemic of sleep deficits in women, and why we pay a greater emotional sleep tax than men.

How did you sleep last night? For one in every two women sitting around the breakfast table reading the newspaper this morning, the answer will be: badly. In a groundbreaking survey commissioned by The Sunday Times Style, our study of 1,162 women reveals that more than half (52%) of women rate their sleep quality as bad or very bad. For those between the ages of 55-64, this jumps to 65%, nearly two in every three.

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