In the beginning of her new book, Thrive, Arianna Huffington describes her own personal wake-up call: a fall she took in her office, resulting in a gash above her eye and a broken cheekbone. The cause? Exhaustion and lack of sleep, something I -- and many other new moms -- can relate to.
Women in stressful jobs have a nearly 40% increased risk of heart disease, and a 60% greater risk of diabetes. In the past 30 years, as women have made substantial strides in the workplace, self-reported levels of stress have gone up 18%.