Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough, study says

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  • Women between the ages of 40 and 59 are more likely to experience issues of sleep quality and duration
  • Sleep and menopausal transition symptoms directly affect each other adversely

(CNN)Women going through midlife aren't getting enough sleep, according to a new government report.

More than one in four middle-aged women reported experiencing difficulty falling and staying asleep four or more times during the week. More than one in three women reported getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night, on average. Of those, perimenopausal women -- women who were no longer menstruatin