A survey was conducted by a collaboration among three companies and four universities, and this survey assessed how the lives of working mothers were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey revealed that a significant percentage of the mothers have been affected by sleep deprivation and poor sleep schedules and that they have not had the time to practice self-care (such as exercising and social activities). Furthermore, their home lives and work lives have become increasingly intertwined and have even suffered from workplace discrimination.
- Most women are waking up much earlier now so that they can get more work done.
- Women are struggling with exhaustion due to being so busy and having so much to do.
- The lower the income a woman had, the more likely they were to neglect their basic self care.
“Sleep deprivation is a surefire way to not only burn out but also welcome problems with health and executive functioning that span from sluggishness and impaired memory to, eventually, greater risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.”