Can't Sleep? Women Prefer Tea Over Sex

Did that headline get your attention? Well it should. According to a new survey, when it comes to strategies to get to help us sleep, it seems women are more likely to opt for a cup of tea than have sex with their partner.

The findings are part of a Complete Sleep Advanced survey and uncover the extent of Australia’s sleep problems.

The survey found a staggering 76% of Australians report trouble sleeping, with 40% getting less than 6 hours sleep a night – driving the nation’s willingness to spend for sleep.

Overall, sex is most popular way of trying to get to sleep; 25% use it as a sleeping aid over herbal tea (22%), glass of warm milk (22%) or a hot bath (21%). However, when we look at the genders separately, it seems 26% of women opt for a camomile tea as a sleeping aid, compared with 19% who try sex to help them get to sleep.

Women are more likely to turn to social media when they can’t sleep with 23% updating their social media status during the night compared to 16% of men

When it comes to the reasons for those sleepleess nights, 32% have trouble sleeping due to financial and work-related stress. For 20% it was their partner’s snoring that kept them up at night – which could explain why 28% admitted being rude to them when tired the next day!

Up to 40% would be willing to pay $50 for a good night sleep and 27% would pay between $100 - $250; almost a quarter (24%) would actually prefer waking up refreshed to getting a new car, working in a better job or having a new body!

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