Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs – but it doesn’t come without its challenges. A recent study by The Telegraph has found children will disrupt your sleep for at least six years.
Research tracking almost 5,000 parents found that even when children had reached school age, parents were still suffering with significantly worse sleep than before.
Unsurprisingly, sleep satisfaction and duration was at its worst in the first three months after birth, the study found.
Mothers lost an hour’s sleep a night in the first three months, while fathers lost 15 minutes.
Lead researcher Dr Sakari Lemola, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick, said: “While having children is a major source of joy for most parents it is possible that increased demands and responsibilities associated with the role as a parent lead to shorter sleep and decreased sleep quality even up to six years after birth of the first child.”
With daily worries said to double after having a child, we’re not surprised to hear that parents – and their sleep routines – are affected so much.
However this doesn’t mean there is no way to remedy this or to ensure your sleep environment isn’t fully optimised.
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