This news might not as a great surprise to mothers, but a new study that moms (and mums) less sleep than fathers. Researchers at Georgia Southern University in the USA data on the sleeping habits and patterns of nearly 3,000 women and 3,000 men. They to get to the bottom of what affects adults' sleep. The researchers that having children in the house leads to sleep deprivation in many mothers. Motherhood significantly the number of hours a mother each night. Unsurprisingly, this an adverse effect on mothers' energy levels and tiredness during the day. The study that fathers' sleep remained largely unaffected by having kids in the house.
The study that children were the biggest cause of mothers sleep deprived. Dr Kelly Sullivan, co-author of the report, said each child a woman's risk of getting insufficient sleep by 46 per cent. In addition, 48 per cent of mothers under 45 reported an average of seven hours of sleep a night, compared with 62 per cent of women of the same age who did not children at home. Dr Sullivan a lack of sleep negatively physical and mental well-being. It increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and depression. She added: "It's important to what is keeping people from getting the rest they so we can help them towards better health."