(NEWSER) – Sleep problems are widespread in the US, affecting adults and kids alike, but a new survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that single moms not only sleep less than any other demographic, they also have a harder time falling and staying asleep and they are more likely to wake up not feeling rested most mornings, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"These results are not surprising," one sleep scientist not involved in the research tells Live Science. "People tend to sacrifice sleep when they have competing priorities, such as work, family responsibilities and social obligations." Women in general seem to battle sleep issues more than men, and this starts early—right around a girl's first period, he adds.

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