New Parents Won’t Get A Good Night’s Rest for Six Years
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.