Both moms and dads of newborn twins are getting less than the recommended number of sleep hours, reports Medical Xpress.
Damato was lead investigator on the study, “Sleep Pattern Gender Differences and Fragmentation in Postpartum Parents of Twins,” and among the first to analyze the impact of twin births on the fathers’ sleep. The findings were presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) in Minneapolis.
The researchers recruited 89 families with infant twins from three major Midwestern hospitals. The average age of the parents was 32 for moms and 33 for dads.