If you're a parent, then you know all about sleep deprivation.  A new study shows that most new parents won't get a good night's sleep until their child reaches 6 years old.

The 7-year study was done on 2,541 women and 2,118 men with these reports:

  • In both women and men, sleep satisfaction and duration did not fully recover for up to 6 years after the birth of their first child.
  • Breastfeeding was associated with a slight decrease in maternal sleep satisfaction.
  • Parental age, household income, and dual vs. single parenting were unrelated, or only very weakly related, to improved sleep.

I remember being so tired after Jaclyn (first child) was born and even more tired after my second child (Eric) came along 15 months later.  But, I made it!  And, just some helpful advice to the new parents.  When your child goes down for a nap, then you need to try to take a nap too!  It really helped me. But, I didn't fully recover until my kids went to school!

Learn more on this new study HERE.  

Here's a recent pic of my grandson Roman (19 months) and daughter Jaclyn  (7 months pregnant). She knows all about not getting a good night's sleep.

Grandson Roman, Jaclyn, and Deb; February 2019