A PBS news report indicates that 43% of single parents sleep less than 7 hours.
“Sleep is another domain where single families are disadvantaged compared with other family types,” said Nugent, who analyzed the National Health Interview Survey to develop this study released today. “Single parents get less sleep and experience more sleep-related problems than adults in other types of families.”
That means that fewer single parents report being able to fall asleep easily at night, stay asleep or feel well-rested when they wake up each morning, according to the 2013 survey data, the latest available.
And for women, sleep is far more elusive than for men, whether they have kids or not.