CBS: More women, especially mothers, are reporting insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent study shows a 40% spike in insomnia since the start of the pandemic.

“Insomnia can be trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, waking up in the early hours of the morning, or just not feeling rested,” added Dr. Qanta Ahmed, an NYU Langone sleep medicine physician.

Ahmed said the problem is striking women more than men.

“Especially mothers who are working — what I call briefcase-to-backpack mothers. They have a profession, and they also take care of children. They are some of the most sleep-deprived members of society,” Ahmed said.

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