Parenting Is Harder for Moms Than Dads, Study Says

March 22, 2018
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If there’s something that Moms can absolutely NOT stand, is seeing their partner taking a nap on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

While we completely understand they are tired and possibly overworked after a long 50-60 hour work week, we just don’t seem to get the same opportunity to snooze on the couch in the middle of the day.

This is mostly because there’s no way that we could take a nap with our minds constantly buzzing and that there’s always something to do!

I can vouch for this, as I’m the kind of person that always has a long to-do list in my head and I won’t rest until everything gets done.

However, with my husband, it’s a different story.

Even though we share responsibilities in the home, it’s me who takes the kids to the weekend birthday parties, play dates, and activities.

It’s my job to make sure everyone is moving at the correct pace.

And it seems like many mothers out there can commiserate with me.

In fact, there’s a new report which says that parenting is way easier for Fathers than it is on moms and here’s why.

Moms are much more sleep deprived than dads

If there’s a reason why you feel less rested than your spouse, it’s because dads get to enjoy more sleep than their partners according to a new study.

The presence of kids in the home does nothing to alter a man’s sleep pattern apparently. But for a woman, it’s a whole different story.

According to CBS News, the sleep study was conducted by the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

Each child in the house increased the odds of insufficient sleep by 50 percent.

Researchers did the same analysis for men, and surprisingly, it had no impact on their sleeping patterns.

“I think these findings may bolster those women who say they feel exhausted,” said study leader Dr Kelly Sullivan. “Our study found not only are they not sleeping long enough, they also report feeling tired throughout the day.”

Dr. Sullivan added, “Getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind and weight. It’s important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest they need so we can help them work towards better health. Prioritizing healthy sleep is important and includes limiting caffeine intake, keeping the bedroom dark and reducing exposure to bright screens such as phones and TVs close to bedtime.”

It’s absolutely no surprise that women who are breastfeeding are likely to be sleep-deprived after getting up for night feedings.

I can totally relate to this.

My husband can be in a deep sleep within a matter of minutes whereas I will toss and turn before I eventually nod off.

Who gets more sleep in your house?

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