A preliminary study undertaken by the American Academy of Neurology suggests that moms may be getting less sleep than dads, reports the online magazine Civilized.
Participants in the study were questioned on how long they slept, with seven to nine hours a night considered ideal and less than six hours considered insufficient. They were also asked how often they felt tired in the last month.
After considering factors associated with sleep loss – including marital status, number of children, income, body mass index and employment – the researchers found that among the 2,908 women under 45, the only factor associated with getting enough sleep was having children in the house. Moreover, each additional child increased a woman’s likelihood of getting insufficient sleep by almost 50 percent.
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